Elaine Elizabeth Montgomery


Died: November 8, 2013
Elaine Elizabeth Montgomery, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Friday November 8, 2013 at Lutheran Hillside Village. Elaine was born October 17, 1924 in Toluca, IL, the daughter of Walter & Elsie Holz Shanklin. She married Arthur Riley June 7, 1947, she later married Richard Montgomery on June 28, 1980. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1993. She later married Lewis Montgomery on April 16, 1994. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2009. She is survived by her children, Elsie Begner of Princeville, and Randall (Patti) Riley of Peoria, six grandchildren, Jamie (Chris) James, Ashley (Adam) Smothers, Erika Blair, Stephen Riley, Kelsy Blair, and Aaron (Jessica) Riley, one sister, Doris Jean (Lee) Hull of Fresno, CA, five brothers, Wayne Shanklin of Toluca, Dr. Kenneth (Colleen) Shanklin of San Antonio, TX, Robert Shanklin of Toluca, Roger (Sheila) Shanklin of Lexington, and James Shanklin of Varna. Elaine was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers. She was a teacher at Hanna City Grade School for twenty years retiring in 1989. While teaching, she earned her master's degree from Bradley University. Elaine was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Keystone Square Dance Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Peoria Area Retired Teachers Association, Heart of Illinois Bee Keepers Association, Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H Leader for years. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville. Pastor Michael Jones will officiate. Visitation will be Monday evening November 11, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association or St. John Lutheran Child Care where she was a grandmother for years. To view Elaine's memorial website please go to www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com

Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel

1203 W. Garfield Ave.
Bartonville, IL