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Barbara Sue Montgomery, 85, of Lebanon, died Friday, May 27, 2022, in Lebanon South Nursing & Rehab.

She was born April 30, 1937, near Phillipsburg, Mo. to Paul and Nellie Wills Prosser.

On Aug. 21, 1955, she was united in marriage to Jack Dean Montgomery and to this union one daughter and one son were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Jack, on Feb. 6, 2019; a daughter-in-law, Mary; a sister-in-law, Ruth Amos; and her mother-in-law, Chloe Montgomery.

Barbara was raised on the family farm near Phillipsburg, as part of a pioneer farming family the area, and graduated from Phillipsburg High School. After she and Jack were married, they made their home in the Morgan community until moving to Phillipsburg in 1969. they then made their home in Nebraska for a time before returning to the Lebanon area. Barbara was a devoted homemaker and farmer’s wife through the years. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, bird watching, working puzzles, playing dominoes and games on her i-pad.

She made her profession of faith in Christ early in her life and she and Jack were longtime members of Morgan Baptist Church. For the last several years, they had been active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lea Ann Bailey and her husband Jason of Raymore, Mo.; a son, Craig Montgomery and his wife Cathy of Lebanon; a number of grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a grandson she helped raise, Elijah Bailey; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Doerge and her husband Ken of Overland Park, Kan., and Bonnie Gray, and her husband Ron of Lebanon; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Montgomery and his Suzanne of Bentonville, Ark. and Eddie Amos of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.z

Funeral services for Barbara Sue Montgomery will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be in Roper Cemetery near Morgan, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation was from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A memorial has been established to The Baptist Children’s Home or Hillcrest Baptist Church and contributions may be left at the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit