Maurene Montgomery Obituary

Maurene E. Montgomery
Maureen E. Montgomery
Maurene E. Montgomery

February 13, 1915 - November 24, 2013
Born in Iowa City, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Maurene Ellen Montgomery, of Des Moines, Iowa, died November 24 at the age of 98 at Scottish Rite Park (SRP). A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on June 14, 2014, 12 pm (Noon) at Iles Westover Chapel. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Maurene was born February 13, 1915, in Iowa City to Irene Anderson Dever and Maurice T. Dever. She grew up in Coralville, Iowa, attended University High School in Iowa City, and obtained an A.A. degree from the University of Wyoming, Sheridan, Wyoming. She married Joseph M. Montgomery on November 10, 1935. During their marriage they lived in Iowa City, Guthrie Center, and Knoxville, Iowa, and in Fort Snelling, Minnesota. In 1953, they moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, where they raised their three children.

In 1960, Maurene moved with Joe to Des Moines, Iowa, and took a position as a librarian for Principal Financial Group. She was an active member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Daughters of the Nile, the Des Moines Women's Club and PEO.

Maurene is survived by her son, Jerry J. Montgomery (Roswell, NM); her daughter, Patricia L. Schlossberg (Overland Park, KS,); her son and daughter-in-law, Michael M. and Rhonda J. Montgomery (Fox Point, WI); 13 beloved grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.

The family offers special thanks to the devoted staff of Scottish Rite Park Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, SRP Brotherhood Fund or Hospice of Iowa.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, June 14, 2014
11:00 AM
Westover Funeral Home
Saturday, June 14, 2014
12:00 PM


Scottish Rite Park Good Brotherhood Fund
2909 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312