Bernice Montgomery


Bernice Montgomery, 93, Lapel, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Saint John’s Health System in Anderson following complications due to congestive heart failure.

She was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Madison County, Ind. to Horace and Nettie (Heiny) Givens. She married John Montgomery in 1938 and a son Ted was born in 1940.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janice Montgomery of Anderson; two nieces, Iris Parker of Pendleton, and Betty (husband, Wilber) Eiler of Fortville; a nephew, Bob (wife, Diana) Dunham of Pendleton; and many loving great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, John Montgomery; her son, F. Ted Montgomery, who passed away April 27, 2009; a brother, John Givens; and a sister, Eloise Dunham.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Pastor Doug Barton officiating. Burial is to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel. Visitation is set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society; Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 606, Lapel, IN 46051-0606; or Saint John’s Hospice, 2015 Jackson Street, Anderson, IN 46016.

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