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Mary Helen Montgomery

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, of Columbia, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:45 PM at the T J Health Columbia Hospital.

She was born near Columbia, Kentucky on January 8, 1922, the daughter of the late Irvin and Cora Whitlock Keltner. She was preceded in death by all of her 12 siblings, and by her husband, James L. Montgomery, in February of 2008.

She is survived by one daughter, Marsha Godsey and husband Larry, of Columbia; one son, Kenneth Montgomery and wife Pam, of Columbia; four grandchildren, Michael Godsey, Brent Godsey, Jennifer Montgomery, and Brian Montgomery; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Columbia Christian Church.

Mrs. Montgomery, along with her husband, operated the Montgomery Grocery for 20 years and worked at the Adair County School System for 11 years.

The funeral service will be Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

The clergy officiating will be Bro. Terry White. Interment will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

The family requests visiting after 3:00 PM on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Phillip Cundiff, Alan Godsey, Brent Godsey, Michael Godsey, Brian Montgomery, and Joe Rogers.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.