Betty Jean Montgomery, 95, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 4:40 a.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home.

Betty was born October 30, 1927, in Gay, West Virginia to Fola and Gena Whiting Hart.  She moved to Washington Court House in1949, from Wilmington, Ohio.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.  She loved flowers and was an avid gardener.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Benson (Ben) Montgomery on May 26,1980, and a brother, Ray Hart.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Jeannette and Robert Brubaker of Columbus, OH; Jeffrey and Laura Montgomery of Montgomery, AL and Jon and Kellie Montgomery of Georgetown, KY; eight grandchildren, Ben  (Laura) Brubaker, Anne (Andrew Schultz) Brubaker, Sarah (Kaylor) McCain, Anne (Richard) Ketcham, Matthew Montgomery, Faith (Quinn) Barnett, Daniel Montgomery and Jolie Montgomery; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Wilson of TX and Dolly Holland of WV and several nieces and nephews, including Patricia Gall of Washington Court House.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ProMedica Hospice, 208 North Fayette Street, or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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