LUCILLE MONTGOMERY

LUCILLE MONTGOMERY

LUCILLE MONTGOMERY

1915-2009

 

 

Lucille
Montgomery, 93, of Memphis, died Tuesday April 21, 2009, at the Scotland County
Care Center in Memphis.

She
was born the daughter of Noah E. and Mamie Cora (Saulsbury) Montgomery on July
9, 1915 in Glenwood, Missouri.

The
family moved from Schuyler County to Scotland County, near Memphis, in 1923,
where they farmed in the Oak Ridge Community.  
In March 1938, they moved to the city of Memphis.  She attended the Memphis school and
graduated from Memphis High School with the class of 1932.

In
the fall of 1938, she was employed at the Swanks Café as a waitress.  In September of 1941, she moved to Tucson,
AZ, where she was employed by Dr. P.P. Yoke and family as a mother’s
helper.  She returned to Memphis in
March of 1943.   In June of 1943,
Lucille was employed by Dr. C.M. Browning, where she worked for the next 32
years and nine months, until Dr. Browning’s health failed and he retired.

Lucille
went to work at the Scotland County Public Library (now Scotland County
Memorial Library) on April 1, 1975, until she retired in November 1990.

She
was a member of the First Christian Church in Memphis.

Lucille
joined the Memphis Rebekah Lodge on June 26, 1959 and was a member until it
closed.  She transferred her membership
to the Jurisdiction of Missouri and it remains there today.  

She
was also a member of the Memphis Professional Women’s Club until it closed and
the Memphis Study Club.  She was active
in all these organizations and served most of the offices in these as long as
her health permitted.

Lucille
was blessed in her life to have met and been associated with many wonderful
people, and made many treasured friends among them.  She was an avid reader and loved cats.

She
was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers – one in infancy and Robert,
in 1997.

She
is survived by her sister Audrey Drummond; a niece, Karla Rainey and family;
nephew Kelly Drummond and family; a sister-in-law, Martha Montgomery; nephews
Michael Montgomery and family, Steve Montgomery, and James Montgomery and
family; several cousins; many valued friendships and other relatives.

Funeral
services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel
in Memphis.   Jack Sumption, pastor of
the Memphis First Christian Church, officiated.   Joel Kapfer, Lloyd Erickson, Warren Miller, David McRobert,
Kenny Monroe, and Terry Fincher served as pallbearers.  Burial was in the Memphis Cemetery.

Memorials
are suggested to the Scotland Co. Nutrition Site or to the Scotland County
Memorial Library and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115
S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Online
condolences may be sent to Miss Montgomery’s family via email at gerths@gerths.com.

Arrangements
were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis
chapel.