Monty J. Tarr

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Monty J. Tarr

May 01, 1948 - October 08, 2018

Monty J. Tarr CATLIN - Monty Jay Tarr, 70, of Catlin, Ill., passed away at 12:06 a.m. October 8, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center.
He was born May 1, 1948, in Peoria, Ill., to Wilber James and LaVern Victorine Tarr (nee Dollet).
He graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in International Studies in 1970, and married Patrice Lynne McClellan on June 12 of the same year.
He is survived by his wife; three children, Ellen (Mark Wieneke) Tarr of Rockford, Yvonne Tarr of St. Louis, and Jay (Elizabeth) Tarr of Indianapolis. Pat and Monty have one grandchild, Dean Tarr (Jay and Elizabeth). He is survived by two sisters, Phronise (Jerry) Hart and Shelley Damitz, as well as five nieces and nephews, Jim (Jane) Hart of Florida, Jeri (Tony Warneke) Hart of St. Louis, Blake (Teri) Hart of Peoria, Cassi (Rich) Hart of Texas, and Michelle Damitz of Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, Jimmy.
He was an employee of Hyster for 28 years as a marketing manager in the Latin American Operations division. Monty will be remembered for his love of cars, cooking (Christmas without caramels isn't the same), and most of all, his family and friends.
Family services at First Presbyterian Church of Danville with Pastor Ann Schwartz officiating. Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling service details.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders or First Presbyterian Church of Danville. Online condolences at
Published on October 8, 2018
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