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Virtrus Montgomery

September 19, 1925 — November 26, 2014

Obituary for Virtrus Montgomery

Virtrus E. Montgomery, 89, Wyandotte, OK, passed away November 26, 2014 at her home in rural Wyandotte after a sudden illness. Virtrus Ellean Lankford was born September 19, 1925 in Ottawa County, OK the daughter of William Perry and Flora Ann (Beaver) Lankford. Virtrus was a 1944 graduate of the Wyandotte High School. She worked for the former Paterson Clothing Manufacturing in Miami, OK in the 1940's.  She and her husband owned and operated Montgomery Lunch in Miami, OK from 1960 to 1986.        Virtrus married Randall Montgomery February 14, 1954 in Seneca, MO and he preceded her in death in August of 1999.  Survivors include one son, Perry Montgomery, Wyandotte, OK and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family and friends. Virtrus was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Max Lankford and Morris Lankford.  Graveside services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Seneca Cemetery with Rev. Cynthia Royce officiating.   The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 7:00PM, Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions can be made to local food pantries in memory of Virtrus.  They commented that "Virtrus and Randall never wanted to see anyone go hungry and this would be a great tribute to help local people in their memory."    Viewing will begin Monday after 12:00 pm.
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