Doris Marie Marie Menhusen Montgomery 1928 - 2011 Joplin, Mo.
Memorial services are pending for Doris Marie Menhusen Montgomery, 83, Joplin, Mo.
Mrs. Montgomery died at her residence from injuries sustained in the tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
She was born April 22, 1928, in Glen Elder, the daughter of the late Harold Finley and Doris Mae Shane Finley and graduated from high school in Glen Elder. She attended Kansas State University, from where she received her teaching certification. She was a teacher in Kansas for several years. Mrs. Montgomery lived in Joplin for 20 years, before moving to be near her children in Tonganoxie for 13 years. She returned to live in Joplin with her local children two years ago. She attended Christ’s Community United Methodist Church.
Her first husband, Gordon Menhusen, to whom she was married for 48 years, preceded her in death.
Her second husband, Richard Montgomery, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Jeanie Morris and Cathy Menhusen, both of Joplin, and Debbie (Bob) Gravatt, Tonganoxie; a son, Gary (Patricia) Menhusen, Tonganoxie; stepchildren Dick (Pat) Montgomery, Kansas City, Mo., Bill (Pat) Montgomery, Tonganoxie, and Judy Forbach of Lawrence; one brother, Vernon (Mary) Finley, Hiawatha; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Memorial contributions are requested to help re-establish Jeanie and Cathy’s life, care of Doris Marie Menhusen Montgomery, P.O. Box 219, Tonganoxie, 66086-0219.