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Shirley Ann Montgomery

Shirley Ann Montgomery, age 82, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at her children’s home in Olathe, KS.


Shirley Montgomery

She was born January 3, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Charles A. and Helen (Berry) Reid. On June 14, 1959 in Arkansas City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Eldon “Monty” Montgomery, who preceded her in death on June 27, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Charles Reid.


Surviving are two sons, Mark Montgomery and his wife Georganna of Olathe, Kansas and son, Mike Montgomery of Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Jennalee Hill of Bonney Lake, Washington and six grandchildren, Reid, Marianna, Will, Jacob, Grayson and Cole.


Shirley grew up and attended school in Arkansas City where she graduated from Arkansas City High School. Later she graduated from Wichita State College and attended college for one year for med tech training. For many years she worked in the medical field as a medical technologist in Wichita. She had also lived in Huntsville, Alabama before making her home in Shell Knob in 1993. Some of her favorite pastimes were, reading, quilting and doing crossword puzzles. She was also an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on the Royals and Chiefs, as well as the KU basketball and K-State football teams. She loved being surrounded by family, friends and her community and she was intentional about keeping up with the happenings of everyone’s lives. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian in Shell Knob, where she played the piano and organ for Sunday services and sang in the choir.


Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 7. 2019 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Reverend Dr. Peggy J. Wobbema will conduct the services. Burial will be at McGuire Cemetery in Viola, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob.


Visit fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences.

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