Mrs. Montgomery was an inspiring mother figure, friend, and community leader. I knew her well as a child, growing up in Seymour and benefited along with so many others from her caring and principled manner, her energy and commitment, and her spirit to always be a force for good in the many Seymour community activities and organizations she lead. And organizations beyond Seymour in which she was active and influential,as well. She encouraged so many of us girls to go above and beyond. She set me on a pathway to Brazil and gourmet foods--lamb chops! Her contributions will go on and on through her family and so many other lives she touched. With my condolences, Jane L. "Jhani " Laupus
Jo Ann Montgomery Scully, 89, passed away 4/8/2017, at The Stratford of Carmel.
She was born January 7, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Paul R. and Josephine Rich Summers.
She married Richard Harlan Montgomery, October 14, 1950. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1989. She married Paul G. Scully on April 13, 1991. Mr. Scully passed away March 31, 2007.
Mrs. Scully graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis and from Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. She was a homemaker and member of the First Presbyterian Church of Seymour and an associate member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis.
She served on the Board of Elders of the Presbyterian Church and as Church Treasurer, and Church School teacher. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Library, the Seymour Girls' Club, the Community Foundation of Jackson County and the Women's Association of the Indiana State Bar Association. She was a charter member and Director of the Jackson County Hospital Guild. Other volunteer activities included Cub Scout leader and Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her son, Douglas M. Montgomery; daughters, Elizabeth A. (Nick) McKeever; and Dr. Patricia L. (Karl) Kovach; grandchildren, Dr. Madeline McKeever, Claire McKeever, Jack Kovach, David Montgomery, Sam Montgomery, Jonathan Montgomery, Sarah Montgomery, Paul Montgomery, Elizabeth McKeever (Ted) Obenchain and John N. (Becky) McKeever III. Also surviving are step-children, Dr. Robert (Lucia) Scully; Margaret (Alec) Brockmeier; Linda Cordes; Kathleen (John) McKenna; nine step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren.
A remembrance memorial service will be conducted by Voss Funeral Service at the First Presbyterian Church at 301 N Walnut St, Seymour on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm, with Reverend Larry Jackland, officiating, and a eulogy by Father Jerry Overbeck. A reception for the family and friends will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
A private graveside service will be conducted at a later date at Riverview Cemetery of Seymour.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Seymour or the Montgomery Memorial Charitable Tree Trust or charity of choice.
All arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Voss and Sons Funeral and Crematory Service, Seymour, Indiana.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com
Jo Ann was a lovely lady and a good neighbor at Olde Hickory in Florida. Our sympathy to her family.
John and Kay Schulz
Such a lovely lady! My sincere sympathies to all.
Martha Banta Griffith
Jo Ann was always my idol. She was a real lady. I babysat for her family for many years on Carter Blvd. She was also a neighbor. I send my sympathy to her family. blessings. Bev Gerth