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Lamoya Montgomery

July 29, 1925 — May 1, 2017

Marion-Lamoya Montgomery, 91, passed away at 2:49am on Monday, May 1, 2017 at her daughter’s home. Lamoya was born on July 29, 1925 to Sherman and Leila (Smith) Tanner. She married Glenn Montgomery on November 8, 1942 and they were married 48 years on his death in January 31, 1991. Lamoya was born in Creal Springs and lived with her grandmother Lula Smith for several years. She attended school in Marion and Goreville.  As a young girl, she was baptized in Sugar Creek.  In her retirement years she attended First Baptist Church and enjoyed helping in the kitchen.  Lamoya loved to read, garden, can produce, fish and watch her children and grandchildren grow.  Along with helping her husband in his business, her working career was at Sangamo, Mark Twain Boats and finally retiring from Marion Memorial Hospital in 1986 with 15 years of service. Survivors include: Children: Monty (Janet) Montgomery of Waltonville Jerry (Beverly) Montgomery of Mt. Vernon Charles Montgomery of Marion Lisa (Steve) Clendenin of Marion 11 grandchildren 22 great grandchildren 10 great great grandchildren Two brothers-in-law: Perry (Betty) Montgomery Paul (Peggy) Montgomery Two sisters-in-law: Lorene Montgomery Reba Montgomery Many nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Montgomery; only sister, Gwendolyn Reid Hancock and two stillborn grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Jack Keller; Heartland Hospital staff and nurses and Hospice for their care and support the past month. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Phillip Jones officiating. Burial will be at Egyptian Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 5pm until 8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Donor’s Choice and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Friday, May 5, 2017

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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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