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In Memory of

Montie Belle Mountjoy

July 21, 1927 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Montie Belle Mountjoy, 89, of Columbia, passed Sunday, November 20, 2016, at The Bluffs.



Visitation will be 1:00 - 2:00 pm Friday, November 25, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00 pm.



Montie was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Hattie Freeland and her husband Walter Mountjoy in 2014. Survivors include her children David Mountjoy (Laura), of Kansas City, John Mountjoy (Sunida), of Thailand, Mary Pauley (Gary), of Columbia, and Chris Pudenz (Kerry), of Columbia, MO. Grandchildren Tabitha Hall (Steve), Amory Chin (Keith),...

Montie Belle Mountjoy, 89, of Columbia, passed Sunday, November 20, 2016, at The Bluffs.



Visitation will be 1:00 - 2:00 pm Friday, November 25, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00 pm.



Montie was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Hattie Freeland and her husband Walter Mountjoy in 2014. Survivors include her children David Mountjoy (Laura), of Kansas City, John Mountjoy (Sunida), of Thailand, Mary Pauley (Gary), of Columbia, and Chris Pudenz (Kerry), of Columbia, MO. Grandchildren Tabitha Hall (Steve), Amory Chin (Keith), Kalista Schwartz (Trace), Supatra Klumngen (Paul), Jennifer Roderique (Kevin), Shana Washabaugh (Steven), Nate Marcus, Jay Marcus, and Kyle Pudenz. She also leaves ten great-grandchildren. Montie was a remarkable wife, mom, granny, and great granny.



After graduating from Union High School, and marrying Walter, she stayed home to raise her family.

She then went on to be a secretary for the Art Department at the University of Missouri. Her work for extension included hours of research on the courthouses of Missouri that was later compiled into a published book. After working on this project, she transferred to Community Development at Mizzou and stayed until her retirement.



Montie gave endless hours to Ridgeway School, Cub Scouts, Campfire Girls, and Girl Scouts. She was a lifelong member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, and was always helping with the nursery, Vacation Bible School, and the famous Christmas Bazarre/Chili Supper. Montie and Walter loved being members of Fabulous Fifties, and participated and volunteered for committees, dinners, and dances. She could be found setting up for dances at the Senior Center, and Montie also gave her time to the IBEW after Walter retired as an electrician. She will always be remembered as a model of kindness. Her strength and passion for helping people will live on in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the many other lives that Montie Belle touched.