Eugene V. Montgomery, 90, of Washington and formerly of Bramble, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Prairie Village Living Center, Washington.
He was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Dexter, Mo., to William M. and Sarah Montgomery.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired as a truck driver from NAD Crane in 1973. He was a member of the American Legion, Disable American Veterans, the Moose and a former member of Council 732 Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife, Helen J. (Christie) Montgomery, whom he married June 28, 1990; his children, Francis Eugene Montgomery and wife Cynthia of Bloomfield, Sister Mary Agnes Montgomery, S.P. of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, James Mathew Montgomery and wife Vasso of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Anthony Leo Montgomery of Madison, Anna Louise Rumble and husband Scott of Lafayette, Michael Lawrence Montgomery of Princeton and Patrick Terrence Montgomery of Haubstadt and "adopted" Sister Diane Ris, S.P. of St. Mary-of-the-Woods; grandchildren, Sonya Montgomery, Laura (Montgomery) Bartlett and husband Dusty, Maria Montgomery, Debra (Montgomery) Lopez and husband Pedro, John Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Jim Montgomery, Christina Montgomery, Cassandra Montgomery, Melissa (Montgomery) Ranier and husband Cody, Emily Montgomery, Benjamin Montgomery, Stephanie (Rumble) Bosma and husband Matt, Susan (Rumble) Burge and husband Jason, Karen (Rumble) Peters and husband Kurt, Ryan Rumble and Adam Montgomery; eight great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn Ranier, Christian Ranier, Grace Bosma, Will Bosma, Jonah Bosma, Joy Bosma, Grant Peters and Lauren Peters; stepchildren, Ed Christie of Florida, Debbie Wilson and husband Bob, Charles Christie and wife Gay, Alan Christie and wife Sally, Brian Christie and wife Carol, and Elaine Osha and husband Steve, all of Washington, Patti Christie of Sullivan and Wayne Christie and wife Karrie of Paragon; stepgrandchildren, Jon Christie and wife Sue, Kevin Christie and wife Danielle, Chris Burns, Richard Burns, Clint Morgan and wife Amanda, Donnie Morgan, Kathy (Morgan) Flowers and husband Josh, Karie Craney and husband Chad, Craig Wilson, Amanda Christie, Matt Christie, Vanessa Christie, Jennifer Christie and fiancee Jeff Davidson, Danny Christie, Melissa Christie, Jordan Christie, Shannon Christie, Dustin Christie, Jessica (Christie) Payne and husband Kevin, Jessica Collier, Christine Osha and Richard Osha; stepgreat-grandchildren Tyler Christie, Madelyn Christie, Kaity Bowling, Luke Bowling, Emylee Christie, Leeza Burns, Tobie Burns, Jesse Burns, Derek Burns, Evyn Fisher, Delaney Morgan, Kaitlyn Craney, Brock Craney, Logan Craney, Zachary Davidson, Leah Davidson, Brianna Hartley, Jaylin Payne; a brother, Ernest Montgomery of La Verna, Texas; a sister, Doris Ryan of Montgomery; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Balch and husband Royal of Jackson, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Margaret (Ryan) Montgomery, whom he married Jan. 5, 1946 in St. Peter Catholic Church, Montgomery; one stepdaughter, Adele (Christie) Burns; six brothers, Carl, Leo, Paul, Bernard, Thurman and Vetus Montgomery; and two sisters, Bernadette Montgomery and Loretta Jones.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble, with Fr. Joseph Erbacher as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the Shrine of St. Mother Theodore Guerin in c/o Sister of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., 47876.
Condolences may be sent online to www.edleemortuary.com.