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Montgomery, Phyllis N. -

Phyllis N. Montgomery

Plainwell - Phyllis passed away December 26, 2020. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Due to the pandemic, there will only be a private graveside service. Mrs. Montgomery was born to Herman and Marian (Townsend) Fuller on January 1, 1925. Mrs. Montgomery lived most of her life in Plainwell and graduated from Plainwell High School. She married Lawrence N. Montgomery on August 7, 1943. She was a wartime bride. Their first child, Neil, was born when Larry was overseas in Germany during WWII. Five years after Neil was born their daughter, Pam, arrived. After the war, Larry and Phyllis settled down in Plainwell. Phyllis was a cook at Gilkey Elementary School for several years, worked in the office of Murray Meat Packing, and then worked and later retired from Western Michigan University. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Larry, her two brothers Herman (Skeet) and Michael and her three sisters Katie, Judy, and Rosalie. The Fuller family was very involved in the family’s activities. You could always see most of them at ball games, band concerts and any activity that a family member was involved with. With 17 nieces and nephews you can imagine they were always busy. In 2008, after Larry’s death, Phyllis came to live with her daughter Pam and son-in-law Mike Markillie in Eatonton, GA. Attending family activities, the Fuller family tradition continued in Georgia. Phyllis had five great grandchildren in Georgia, and all were involved with school sports. Phyllis never missed a ball game. Some tournaments started at 7:00am and the last game would begin at 10:00pm. She would be there watching every minute. On one occasion, the temperature was expected to reach 100 degrees, so she was talked into staying home. She pouted for a week. She was not left behind after that. If she was not at one of her great grandchildren’s games, she was watching her favorite basketball team --the Duke Blue Devils. Phyllis had a sweet personality. She was never one to complain. She was a true blessing to family and friends. She was at peace when GOD’s angles came to escort her to HIM and to be joined again with her husband Larry. However, she will be greatly missed here on earth. Phyllis leaves behind a son Neil, a daughter Pam, six grand children and ten great grandchildren and many friends and family. While at please take time to sign Phyllis’ guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation or Towers to Towers Foundation.
The Montgomery family is being cared for by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
Marshall - Gren Chapel, 120 Woodhams St.,
Plainwell, MI 49080 269-685-5881

McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home