SHELLSBURG - Dorothy Montgomery, age 94, died Tuesday morning, June 10, 2003 at the Vinton Lutheran Home where she has been a resident since March of this year. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 13, 2003 at Grace Trinity Church in Shellsburg with Rev. Glen High officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton from 5 to 7 P.M., on Thursday...
Dorothy was born April 17, 1909 at Staunton, IL to Thomas and Effie (Bond) Jarmon. On September 28, 1926 she married Frank Claire Montgomery at Waterloo and the couple lived in Shellsburg most of their married lives. Frank preceded her in death on August 8, 1982. Dorothy was a member of Grace Trinity Church in Shellsburg, and the Rebekah Lodge... For twenty five years she was the Chief Operator at the Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. in Shellsburg. She also worked at several restaurants and part-time at the Shellsburg Library.
She is survived by two sons, William Montgomery and wife, Bonnie and Don Montgomery, all of Shellsburg; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers; and four sisters.
John William Potter Montgomery
Shellsburg July 20 1926 five days after he was adjudged of unsound mind by the Benton county insane commission at Vinton, John Montgomery, 67 years old a lifelong resident of this community, died late yesterday after noon at the Independence hospital. No funeral arangements have been made. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, where for 25 years Mr. Montgomery served as sexton and caretaker.
For a number of years Mr. Montgomery was night watch at the plant of the Iowa canning co. He was well and favorably known. Survivng are the widow and four children: Melville Montgomery of Missouri Valley, Mrs. Mary Bonesteel of Newhall, Mrs. Neva Hass and Frank Montgomery, of Shellsburg. There are two sisters and one brother living: Mrs. Lottie Case of Esterville, Mrs. Wm Reidel and Frank Montgomery, of Shellsburg.