Myrtle Ina (Coke) Montgomery was born the daughter of Sylvester O’Dell Coke and Maude Elizabeth (Craig) Coke on January 28, 1917 in Cross County, Arkansas and departed this life December 28, 2012 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the age of 95 years.
She was united in marriage July 8, 1939 in Earl, Arkansas to Claude David Montgomery, who preceded her in death on January 25, 1987.
She is survived by four children, David Montgomery and wife, Charlotte of Thayer, Missouri, Delia Ann Jones and husband, Jim of Thayer, Missouri, Marie Shepherd-Gilliland of Hickory Flat, Mississippi and Ruby Vanderford and husband, Gary of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren; thirty eight great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Alice Wilson of Clarksville, Tennessee; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vess and Maude Coke; her husband, Claude Montgomery; one son, Woodrow “Bill” Montgomery; one son-in-law, John Gilliland; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five sisters, Jennie Stez, Bessie Douglas, Ruby Goodwin, Polly Head, and Nancy Smith and three brothers, Woodrow, O’Dell, and Curtis Coke.
Mrs. Montgomery was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the Thayer Congregation and was dedicated to her Christian Ministry.
She was a devoted homemaker, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and sister. She will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services for Mrs. Montgomery will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Dee Jackson officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the funeral home chapel at Thayer.
Burial will be in the Cogbill Cemetery at Wynne, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.