Phyllis Montel, 85

Phyllis E. Montel, 85, North Manchester, passed away at Timbercrest Healthcare Center on Aug. 6 at 5:15 p.m.

She was born Dec. 8, 1927 to Alvin and Orpha (Welter) Bolinger in North Manchester. She married F. Earl Montel on Jan. 11, 1948. He survives. Phyllis was a homemaker. She graduated from Chester High School in 1946. She was a member of Gideons International and was an Avon representative for several years. She and her husband co-owned Montel Livestock Equipment for several years as well. She loved life and was dedicated to caring for her family.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Karen (Walter) Burns and Kathy (Charles) Douglass, both of North Manchester; a brother, Ralph (Gloria) Bolinger, North Manchester; seven grandchildren, Shelly (David) Cunningham, North Manchester, Greg (Jill) Caudill, Fort Wayne, Chad Allen, North Manchester, Amy Allen, Warsaw, Shane (Kim) Burns, Wabash, Doug (Andrea) Douglass, Huntington, and Brian (Sara) Douglass, Huntington; nine great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at 2:30 p.m., at the Congregational Christian Church with Pastor J.P. Freeman and Pastor Kurt Scott officiating. Calling hours are from 11-2 p.m. at the church on Friday, Aug. 9. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

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Posted on 2013 Aug 08