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Obits > 1970 - Virgil L. Montgomery

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

April 9, 1970 - pg 2, col. 2


Virgil L. Montgomery Services Saturday

Prophetstown: - Virgil LeRoy Montgomery, 61, rural Prophetstown, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening at the Wilhelmi Motel, Rock Falls.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Olson and the Rev. A. Dean of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Virgil Montgomery was born May 18, 1908, in Mt. Auburn, the son of Roy and Nellie Margret Montgomery. He attended the Mt. Auburn schools and Illinois Normal University. He came to Prophetstown in 1961 from Alameda, Calif., after retiring from the Chlorox Co. where he was vice-president in charge of plant operations for 20 years. He was presently a farmer and farm manager.

He married Margaret McGrady of Prophetstown in Chicago on March 31, 1945. He was third vice president of Illinois Dads Association at the University of Illinois. Survivors include the widow; one son, William L. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; one daughter, Ann Schoup, Oak Park; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell Hines, Lincoln; Mrs. Ray Batemen, San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren.

He was preceded by one sister.

Friends may call at the Gardner Funeral Home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church.

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