Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

She and her husband James L. Montgomery operated the Montgomery Grocery for 20 years and she worked at the Adair County School System for 11 years. She was a member of the Columbia Christian Church.

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:45pmCT at TJ Health Columbia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Clergy officiating Bro. Terry White. Interment will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery. The family requests visitation after 3pmCT Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born near Columbia, KY on January 8, 1922, the daughter of the late Irvin and Cora Whitlock Keltner. She was preceded in death by all of her 12 siblings and by her husband, James L. Montgomery, in February 2008.

She is survived by
  • One daughter - Marsha Godsey and husband Larry of Columbia, KY

  • One son - Kenneth Montgomery and wife Pam of Columbia, KY

  • Four grandchildren - Michael Godsey, Brent Godsey, Jennifer Montgomery, and Brian Montgomery

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • Several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
She was a member of the Columbia Christian Church.

Mrs. Montgomery along with her husband operated the Montgomery Grocery for 20 years and worked at the Adair County School System for 11 years.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2018-10-09 18:58:53
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

2018-10-09 - Photo from the family.

Mary Helen Montgomery, 96, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.