Thelma I. Montgomery / Jan. 26, 1927-Dec. 20, 2009Published 10:13am Monday, December 21, 2009
Thelma I. Montgomery, 82, of Dowagiac, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles.
Thelma’s life began on Jan. 26, 1927, in Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Ollie (Lawson) Allen.
Thelma was united in marriage to James W. Montgomery on May 11, 1965, in Lyons, Kan.
She attended the Church of Christ.
She worked for many years as a dry cleaner.
Thelma’s loving family includes: her stepsons, Jim Ray (Barbara) Montgomery of San Antonio, Texas, and Jimmy M. Montgomery of Hutchinson, Kan.; stepdaughters, Barbara Kelley of Wichita, Kan., Mary Jo (Bill) Ritzdoff of Hutchinson, Kan., and Kathy Montgomery of Burton, Kan.; her brothers, Therman (Barbara) Allen of Huron, Ind., twins Marlin (LouAnn) Allen and Marvin (Charlene) Allen, both from Cassopolis; and numerous step-grandchildren.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband James, step-daughter Betty Jean Goff and brother Willie Allen.
Her family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Yazel-Clark Chapel.
Her graveside funeral services will be at Fairlawn Burial Park and Memorial Mausoleum in Hutchinson, Kan., under the direction of Elliott Mortuary (620-663-3327).
Please sign her memory book and leave a memory of Thelma at www.Yazel-Clark.com.