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Obituary: Ella K. Montgomery Dile, 87, Taylor Co., KY

She was the head of a large, respected Taylor County family and a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church. She was formerly employed by Fruit of the Loom, later at Taylor Regional Hospital, and served on the Board of Lake Cumberland Community Services

Ella Katherine Montgomery Dile of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Claude Cundiff and Lela Malone Thomas Cundiff, was born September 21, 1921, in Shelby County, KY. She died at 6:20amET, Friday, July 17, 2009, in Bardstown. She was 87.

The funeral service was at 11:00amET, Monday, July 20, 2009, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Paul W. Patton. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, Campbellsville, KY.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church.

She had been employed by Fruit of the Loom as a seamstress and at Taylor Regional Hospital as a nurse's aid. She was a former Board member of the Lake Cumberland Community Services Organization.She united in marriage to Delbert Montgomery who preceded her in death.

She united in marriage to Finis Dile who preceded her in death.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters and two sons: Betty Philpott of Campbellsville, KY; Vicky Bungard of Imperial, PA; Garnett Wayne Montgomery of Jeffersonville, IN; and Billy Montgomery of Dover, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren

  • One brother and one sister: Tom Cundiff of Campbellsville, KY; and Jean Rogers of Chicago, IL
  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Gabehart and one sister, Laverne Crouch.

Pallbearers were Bill Bungard, Jr; Jamie Bungard, Shawn Bungard, Wayne Bungard, Danie Kemp, Jeff Montgomery, Michael Oliver, and Gary Parrott.

Honorary pallbearers were Tim Bailey, Ethan Bailey, Wayn Bungard, Jr; Bradley Oliver, and Louis Philpot.

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