Iva Mae Montgomery

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Iva Mae Montgomery, 89, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Freeman Hospital in Neosho.

She was born April 16, 1929, in Newton County, daughter of William Luther and Mattie (Fortner) Haynes. In 1948, she was united in marriage to Willie Collings, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

In 1976 she married Robert Clayton Montgomery, who survives. Additional survivors include: one daughter, Gail Robbins and her husband Gary of Wheaton; two grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She received her education in Oklahoma. She returned to Southwest Missouri where she and Clayton owned and operated a cattle farm. She attended First Baptist Church in Exeter.

Services were held Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Exeter, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

Pastor Jerry Yarnall conducted the services. Burial was at Rocky Comfort Cemetery in Rocky Comfort.

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