Rita M. (Lightfoot) Montgomery of Miami, Oklahoma
passed away Saturday
June 4, 2011 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Oklahoma. She was 93.
Mrs. Montgomery was born on February 17, 1918 in Webb City,
Missouri to Lillon
and Ivan (Fox) Lightfoot. She lived in the Picher, Miami area all
She graduated from Picher High School in 1936. She served on the
Picher Alumni Scholarship Committee. She was a member of Cardin
Christian Church in Cardin, Oklahoma. She was a Sunday school
teacher at Union Church in Picher. She was a 50-year member of
the Eastern Star and held the position of secretary for 23 years.
Mrs. Montgomery loved to cook, especially for the police
department in Baxter Springs, KS. She married Bill Montgomery on
May 30, 1936 in Picher, Oklahoma he preceded her in death on
February 4, 1994. Her parents, four brothers Mutt, Biz, Jack and
Gene Lightfoot and two sisters Jerrie Corbet and Helen Williamson also preceded her in
Survivors include one son Bill Montgomery and wife Peggy of
Roswell, New Mexico and one daughter Cindy Renick and husband
Larry of Baxter Springs, Kansas.
grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren
and four great-great grandchildren
Services were held 2:00 Wednesday June 8, 2011
at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Oklahoma. Rev. Bill Richey
will officiated. Internment followed at G.A.R. Cemetery in
Miami. Pallbearers wee Danny Garner, Wayne Wolsey, Bob Asbell,
Jack Abernathy, Gene Abernathy and Bob Evans.
Honorary Pallbearers were Don Mooneyham, Henry Patton and Jim
The family will received friends Tuesday 7-8pm at the funeral