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Dorothy Montague

Dorothy B. Montague, 79, Garnett, formerly of Iola, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Ottawa.
Dorothy was born May 19, 1933, at Rose, the sixth of 12 children born to Lee Roy and Sylvia Myrtle (Jones) Wright. She grew up on the family farm near Buffalo. She was working in Burlington when she met Bob Montague at her brother Lou’s shop. They married in Iola in 1950 and started their marriage near Sharp. They moved to Burlington where Bob ran a welding shop for several years. After retiring they bought a farm near Iola. Dorothy worked at TG&Y in Iola for many years. After 42 years of marriage, Bob preceded her in death in 1992.
Dorothy enjoyed her flowers and gardening, hunting and fishing, homemaking and her family.
She is survived by three children, David Montague, Elsmore, Penny Austin and husband Mike, Ottawa, and Paul Montague, Garnett; two brothers, Jim Wright, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kenneth Wright, Carlyle; two sisters, Patty Doolittle, LaHarpe, and Gayle Engle, Aliceville; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, DeAnna Lynn, five brothers, Robert, Chester, Louis, Leroy and Delbert Wright, and two sisters, Virginia Cole and Elsie Crouse.
Family and friends will meet for visitation at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, before leaving for graveside services in the Gas Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Memorials to St. Luke’s Hospice may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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