Ethel Mae Montgomery

1924 - 2020

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Ethel Mae Montgomery, 96 of Lakeway, TX and formerly of Kenton passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020. She was born in Hardin County on June 5, 1924 to the late Frank and Elfa (Pemberton) Gatchell. Ethel married Max Leroy Montgomery on March 5, 1944 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1999. She was a 1942 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and worked as an LPN at Hardin Memorial Hospital for 38 years. Surviving are three daughters; Barbara (Ron) Morrison of Dawsonville, GA, Betsy (Tom) Sapienza of Austin, TX and Becky (Jeff) Endsley of Savanna, GA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Molly (David) Morris, Michael (Becky) Morrison, Sarah (Jeff) Beauregard, Shaun Steiner, Elliott (Amanda) Endsley, Jordan (Becky) Endsley, Brandon Endsley and eight great grandchildren. Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers; Russell and Donald Gatchell and sister, Avonelle Call. She was a member of Silver Creek Methodist Church and served as a volunteer at both Hardin Memorial Hospital and Kenton City Schools. A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Norman Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ethel to the Max Montgomery Scholarship Fund at Kenton High School. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information

  • Final Resting Place:

    Norman Cemetery [Map]
    County Road 115, Lynn Township
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Ethel's family
Date :Monday, December 7th 2020
From : Gary Strobel
So sorry to learn of Ethel's passing. I worked with her at the hospital for many years. what a great nirse and even greater person. She touched so many lives. Ethel will be greatly missed

To : Ethel's Family
Date :Monday, December 7th 2020
From : Steve and Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read of Ethel's passing. What an energetic lady who will be missed by all who knew her, especially "her girls" and their families. Please accept our condolences and know you're all in our thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy and Hugs to All, Steve and Cheryl

To : Ethels Family
Date :Monday, December 7th 2020
From : Darlene Swavel Bates
Sorry for your loss. Ethel oriented me at my first job at HMH. She was always energetic about her job! Rest In Peace Ethel...

To : Becky Betsy Barbie and family
Date :Tuesday, December 8th 2020
From : Joe and Barb Sanfilippo
We are so sorry to hear this news. What a beautiful, loving, energetic lady she was. We will forever remember your Mom. Always a joy seeing her at Jeff and Beckyโ€™s. May God Bless her. May the memories of your Mom grant you peace. Thinking of all you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Love Joe and Barb Sanfilippo.

To : Becky and all the Montgomery Family
Date :Tuesday, December 8th 2020
From : Debbie and Steve Terrill
Becky and family,
We shared similar backgrounds as Hardin County kids, and both losing our mothers now in close proximity. Ethel was such a high energy and so full of life individual, nothing could keep her down, remember your father well also. Prayers of comfort to your entire family.

To : Betsy
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Dave and Carla Sanderson
May she rest in peace.

To : Ethel's Family
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Marilyn Lowe Kindle
Your mother was always so kind and carried such a beautiful smile where ever she went. You all were such a big part of our Silver Creek community and church. May God give you comfort and peace at this time.

To : Barb and Ron Morrison
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Linda Burgbacher Prater
Barb and Ron, Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Barb Betsy Becky and families
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Joe and Sandy Prater
Your mother has lived a very rewarding life and now is at rest with Max in heaven. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you as you attempt to move on.

To : Ethels family
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Bernadette and Stewart Coats
Very sorry to hear about your motherโ€™s passing.
I worked with her at the hospital and enjoyed her energy, smile and care she gave her patients.
Rest In Peace Ethel.

To : Ethel's Family
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Beth Phillips Wetherill
I am so sorry about the loss of your mom, but so very glad she was a part of my childhood. I loved visiting Max and Ethel when staying at Gra'ma and Gra'pa Phillips' (Bant and Zenaide). Ethel had the warmest smile and the best hugs. I'll be holding you all in prayer.

To : Barb Betsy Becky and family
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Vicki Senning

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile and kind words.Ethel was a beautiful and sweet lady. She will be missed so much.

To : The Families of Ethel Mae Montgomery
Date :Thursday, December 10th 2020
From : Ailsa Purcell
So sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. She was always so sweet and full of life. May Gods grace and fond memories carry you through your loss.

To : The Family of Ethel
Date :Thursday, December 17th 2020
From : Rita Alvarado
My deepest condolences for your loss. I was blessed to take care of her and to get to knoe her. She reminded me soooo much of my own grandmother. She will definitely be missed.