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Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery

Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery, age 87, of Mena, Ark. passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Mena.

Bettie was born in Anonna, Texas on April 3, 1930 to Nick Hoffman and Gladys Griffin Hoffman. She was married to James “Jim” Montgomery for an amazing 69 years. Bettie and Jim owned the Pine Bowl for 49 years and was an avid bowler. She was adventuresome and loved traveling with Jim via motorcycle, motorhome, trains or planes. Bettie enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, and loved crafting. Being very civic minded she served on the Hospital Foundation Board and was a Past President of Lioness Lions Club. She was member of the First United Methodist Church, PEO, and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Above all, Dommie loved her family. Bettie was a very dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

Bettie is survived by husband, Jim Montgomery of Mena, Arkansas; son, Jeff Montgomery and wife Penny of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Jill Mourning and husband Brian of Wonder Lake, Illinois; grandchildren, Clint Montgomery and wife Telissa of Mena, Arkansas, Sarah Montgomery of McAllister, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Haley Montgomery, Max Montgomery, Reese Montogmery, Skylar Smedley, Katie Valdovinos, and Hope Roberts; sisters, Billye Wainwright of Decatur, Illinois and Alice Wilkel of Joliet, Illinois; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Gladys Hoffman, brothers, Bobby Hoffman and Jack Hoffman.

Memorial service will be Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Ann Ferris officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Polk County Family Mission, 811 Port Arthur, Mena, Arkansas 71953

One comment

  1. Flora/Bill McChristian

    Bettie walked in beauty. She lived life to the fullest and inspired all of us to spread that kind of joy and love to others. We will continue to see her in sunrises and sunsets, butterflies and flowers and in the faces of her precious family members. Our love and sympathy… and God’s peace and comfort to all. Flora and Bill McChristian

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