Lucille Margaret Montague, age 93, of Plevna, Missouri, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
She was born October 26, 1917, rural Plevna, Missouri, the daughter of Homer and Martha Anna Ralls Pulse. She was united in marriage to James William Montague in Monroe County, Missouri on May 23, 1937, and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1988. Lucille was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Charles Elmo Montague, one brother James E. “Jim” Pulse, and one son-in-law Merlin Huse, and one grandson Duane Bradley.
Surviving are one daughter, Martha Marie Huse of Plevna, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Myrna Bradley, Monica Hunt, Mona Kaser and husband Gary, Melinda Ridenhour and husband Brian, Jeanne Montague, Ray Montague and wife Cheryl and Lori Montague, nine great-grandchildren, Jonathan Bradley, Jessy and Jason Reutherdahl, Sarah and Eliza Ridenhour, Alex Kaser Lawson, Ory and Dakota Fudge, Amanda Wilson and Kelsey Vineyard, one great-great grandchild Jon Reuterdahl, one daughter-in-law, Margie Montague of Columbia, Missouri, one brother Richard Pulse and wife Clara of Canton, Missouri, a sister-in-law Helen Pulse of Plevna, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
Lucille lived most of her life in the Plevna area, where she received her education graduating from Plevna High School. She also attended Hardin College at Mexico, Missouri. Lucille was employed at Sandknops and Samuel Stevens in Edina for twenty-five years in sales and alternations. She was an active member of the Plevna Christian Church and had served as church pianist for many years. She was a member of the P.T.A., a charter member of Darrell L. Knauer American Legion Post # 574 Ladies Auxiliary, Plevna Homemakers Club 50 years, F.C.E.S. Club, active member of O.A.T.S. and was presently selected as volunteer of the year. Lucille enjoyed collecting dolls, music and was always concerned for people and willing to lend a helping hand.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2011, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend David Doctorian will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Mt. Salem Cemetery. Music will be provided by Marsha Pinson, organist. Casket bearers will be Jim Pinson, Noel Palmer, Kenny Dooley, Danny Dooley, Terry Ahern, Larry Simmons. Honorary bearers will be Larry Primm, Neil Bradley, George Dodd, Bill Mann, Bob Smithy, Bill Baker, Jimmy Lindsey, Mike Taylor, Ricky Smithy, Mike Sanders.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2011, after 4 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to Plevna Christian Church, Knox County Nutrition Site or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. www.hudsonrimerfh.com