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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Saturday February 20th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00am

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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Saturday February 20th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Eldorene Montgomery

R. Eldorene Montgomery, age 91, of Ozark, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. She was born August 20, 1929 in Ozark, the daughter of Ward Arthur and Edna Ellen (Hannah) Shelton. She was a 1947graduate of Ozark High School. Following graduation Eldorene attended music school in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. On December 23, 1949 she and Val Montgomery were united in marriage. She starting her working career at the Springfield Stock Yards. She was employed by Ozark Bank, the local telephone company, and eventually Christian County National Bank. After retirement Eldorene worked for the Christian County Collector’s office. She was a member of the Ozark Order of Eastern Star. Eldorene’s love of music led her to be an accomplished pianist. A woman of faith, Eldorene was a member of Selmore Baptist Church, accompanying quartets, and singing with her Shelton Sisters Trio. Before her death she was the oldest living member of Selmore Baptist Church. For her 90th birthday party (while on Hospice) Eldorene entertained with a piano concert. She loved her flowers and her hibiscus bushes and roses were her favorite. Her nephews were lovingly called upon for pruning and separating. Survivors include: Two sisters, Charlene Aleshire of Nixa, and Mary Noon of Ozark; nieces and nephews, Debbie Aleshire, Ronna and Art Hicklin, Lyndia and Rick Chaffin, Cindy Stark and Melinda Shelton; great-nieces and nephews, Joel and Amanda Chaffin, Cory Chaffin Heather and Carey Drake, Steven Long, Jeremy woods, Julie Girth, and Angie Oquist; great-great nieces and nephews, Elvie and Arthur Drake, and Ceclia Noon. Her husband, Val, preceded her in death as well as brother Arthur Shelton, a nephew David Noon, brothers-in-law Bill Aleshire and Gail Noon, and her parents. A funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Josh Hall, Rev. Mac McCully, and Rev. Bud Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time on Saturday. Memorials in Eldorene's honor may be made to the Selmore Cemetery Fund.

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A very lovely lady!

Ruby Jane Burton Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

She was a very sweet lady. Really enjoyed hearing the Shelton sisters sing.

Lisa Hillsman Estes Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

When we first visited Selmore Baptist Church Eldorene was one of the first to come say Hello and made us feel very welcome !! She was a great lady !

Jeff, Patty and Megan Treadwell Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eldorene Montgomery

Jeff, Patty and Megan Treadwell Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

I became friends with Eldorene through the Ozark Eastern Star and found her to be a loving and caring individual. She will be missed, but she now walks with angels. Jackie C.

Jacqueline Camargo Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Eldorene at Christian County National Bank for 6 years and she was a great mentor, and a sweet women with a strong faith. I was honored to be invited to her 90th birthday reception where she was just as sharp and as elegant as always. RIP Eldorene

Janis Hixon Creek Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

Anyone know the address for donations to Selmore Cemetery?

Susan Wiles Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I remember her at Christian County National Bank and her and her sisters singing at Churches.

Katrina Green Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

I enjoyed knowing Eldorene. She was a special lady.

JerrySherry Green Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Worked with Eldorene at Christian County Bank. She loved her church, friends, family and her farm.

Paula Roberts Phillips Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

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