Mary “Marge” Montgomery, 70, of Renick, WV, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Marge was born to Shirl and Frankie Montgomery on May 3, 1945, in Covington, VA.
She grew up as the youngest of five children and attended Frankford High School in Frankford, WV. Later in life she attended Concord College, graduating in 1994. She was a bus driver for Greenbrier County Schools for 28 years and retired in 2006. Marge also hung wallpaper and painted, working for The Greenbrier hotel along with owning her own business.
Marge liked to walk the Greenbrier River Trail and be outside working around her home. She was an avid traveler and tried to visit Maine at least once a year. Marge loved to take a room in an old home and restore it to look like new. She loved her grandchildren and spent most of her retired life traveling to see them. She was a great friend to others and was always looking to help someone in need. She enjoyed visiting with her close friends in West Virginia and Maine.
Marge is survived by her five children, Richard Clark Taylor (Lisa), Paulette Ray McNeely (Rodney), Amy Marie Stone, Meg Eleanor Sales-Bradley (Jim), and Harold Daniel Sales (Tracie); her sisters, Joan Stern and Carmen Buster; her brother, David Montgomery; and eight grandchildren, Josie, Samantha, Katie, Jesse, Daniel, Ben, Lillian, and Lola.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirl and Frankie Montgomery; her brother, Gail Montgomery; first husband, Sam Taylor; and second husband, Paul Sales.
Marge will be cremated, and her ashes will be scattered in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Port Clyde, ME.
The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations. Instead, the family asks that you hug your mother if you can and remember that life is very short.
A memorial service to celebrate Marge’s life will be planned, but details have not been finalized.
Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home in Mason, OH, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the March 30, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.