Vivian M. Montgomery, 75

JAN. 4, 1936-DEC. 25, 2011

December 26, 2011
  • Vivian M. Montgomery
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Vivian M. Montgomery, 75, of Fayetteville, Pa., died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at her home.  

Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Reade Township, Cambria County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Bertha A. McConell Wilson.  

A homemaker most of her life, Vivian enjoyed spending time traveling with her family, taking bus trips and having yard sales. She also enjoyed spending Saturday evening at the jamboree in Orrstown, listening to country music.

She was a social member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224.

Her beloved husband, Harold J. Montgomery, preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1988.

Vivian is survived by three children, Nancy L. Souders and husband, Roger, of St. Thomas, Donald L. Montgomery and wife, Stacie, of Chambersburg, and Tina M. Sites and husband, Daniel, of Chambersburg; five granddaughters, Heather Landis and husband, Jesse, Kati Bunker, Kelsey Sites, Danielle Kessler and husband, Devin, and Ashley Sites; a grandson, Charles Souders; and three great-grandchildren, Isabel Ricker, and Carter and Spencer Kessler. Also surviving are two brothers, Larry Wilson and wife, Nancy, of Glasgow, Pa., and Robert Wilson and wife, Erma, of Mentor, Ohio; three sisters, Verla Clouser of Macedonia, Ohio, Sharon Kuhns of Mountaindale, Pa., and Jean McCartney of Blandburg, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Additionally, she is survived by her longtime friend, Edward “Sonny” Seibert of Fayetteville; her canine companion, Maggie; and her granddogs, Alex, Bella and Kobe Joe.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary G. Montgomery, on July 21, 2005; two brothers, Lonnie and Edward Wilson; and a sister, Eunice Wilson.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, 618 Martin St., Bellwood, Pa., where friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Logan Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Condolences may be expressed on her Book of Memories page at

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