Helen M. McDonald Montgomery

February 17, 2014

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

a brother.


18 Condolences for “Helen M. McDonald Montgomery”

  1. Helen @ Dick Rayles February 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers.

  2. Karen & Greg Wysong February 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time.

  3. Kumiko T. Newman February 20, 2014 at 2:20 am

    My sincere condolences to Cindy, Mindy, and their brothers. May god bless you all. Cheers to Cindy’s mom and her life with Jesus. Kumiko

  4. Mary Ann Stockberger February 20, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Dave & Carolyn, sorry to read of our mom’s passing. I will be keeping you & your families in my thoughts & prayers.

  5. Anne McCune February 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Cindy and family – Our condolences and prayers are with you all! I have fond memories of your Mother as we grew up together. Anne & Greg McCune

  6. Jane O’Dell Niebrand February 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Doug & Kathy, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. LeRoy Zook February 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Doug and Kathy, The Frankfort Marine Corps League Detachment #967 sends our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Your family is in our Prayers. Semper Fi…

  8. Karhy Laird February 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    David, We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
    Know that you and your family are in our prayers.
    Scott, Kathy & Mary Laird

  9. Becky Walker February 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Mindy and family: So sorry to hear. Thinking of you and praying.

  10. Donna Stock February 22, 2014 at 5:47 am

    David, Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I have many good memories of her when she and my mother were in PTA at Kyger. Your family will be in my prayers.

  11. Ann and Tony Konopa February 23, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Mark, David and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of you Mother. May God keep her in His loving arms.

  12. Janet Thomas February 24, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Cindy – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and all your family. Many, many years ago your mother gave me a ceramic angel ornament she had painted. I think of her every Christmas as I place it on my tree.

    • Cindy McDonald February 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      I did not know that but it does not surprise me! I may have a twin to your angel. She made two that had black hair. I kind of remember Mindy asking her when she was making bunches of angels why nine of them looked like us and that was her response to the question. Thank you for memory and I know that all our loved ones live on with us and the things they did for us we find ourselves doing for others!

      • Janet Thomas February 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

        Yes, my angel has black hair and I distinctly remember her saying it was me! Lots of good memories.

  13. Beth (Pitzer) Hardebeck February 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I will remember her as a strong lady unsurpassed in style and grace, in a class all her own. She would always take the time to stop and chat with me. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Helen will be missed.

    • Cindy McDonald February 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you Beth. Mom always loved your voice and thought you were a beautiful person.

  14. Jerry & Linda Fields March 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Thinking of you, Mark & Janet in your loss.

  15. Alice & Norm Sterling March 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing, we were next door neighbors for many years. Lots of fond memories with Monk & Helen. I just read about her passing this morning.

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