Helen M. McDonald Montgomery 94, Frankfort, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born December 27, 1919 in Elkhart, IN to the late Max & Gladys (Strong) Jenkins. She married Dr. Raymond C. McDonald and he preceded her in death on August 3, 1973. She then married Ralph “Monk” Montgomery on December 15, 1985 and he died on December 19, 2006. Mrs. Montgomery was a graduate of Elkhart High School and St. Joseph Nursing School in Chicago. She lived in Kirklin, Cambridge, Ohio and in Frankfort since 1946. A nurse, she also worked as a Clinton County Probation Officer and was a Nursing Home Administrator in Delphi. She was a former member of the First Christian Church and was currently a member of the Antioch Church. Helen was active as a Pink Lady, Paul Phillippe Senior Resource Center, Open Door Clinic, Red Cross, member of Psi Iota Xi and was a former school nurse. She played professional women’s softball as a pitcher and played in Wrigley Field. A talented artist, she also enjoyed ceramics and was an avid golfer.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, February 21st from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Jim Eldridge will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund or the American Heart Association.
2 Sons: David N. (Carolyn) McDonald of W. Lafayette, Mark S. (Janet) McDonald of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Cynthia A. (Kalid) McDonald of Brookston, Melinda R. McDonald of Frankfort, 2 Step-Sons: Doug (Kathy) Montgomery of Frankfort, Michael (Valerie) Montgomery of Farmville, VA, 2 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren 7 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.