Lamoya's Story

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Marion-Lamoya Montgomery, 91, passed away at 2:49am on Monday, May 1, 2017 at her daughters 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:
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 Donors 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 www.bluefuneralhome.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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