Montague, Virginia

Written by David Green.

Virginia Montague, 79, of Fayette, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.

She was born July 21, 1931, in Hudson, Mich., to the late Merrill J. and Mabel L. (Fish) Bailey. She married Donald Montague in Morenci, Mich., on March 12, 1947, and he survives.

 Virginia was previously employed at  the Ohio Turnpike restaurant plaza near West Unity, Ohio, and most recently worked as a dietary aide for Fairlawn Nursing Home in Archbold. She attended the former Fayette Bible Church and the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

 In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Donna (and Dave) Carpenter of Freeport, Ohio, Jerry (and Charles) McMillen of Adrian, Mich., Debra (and Glenn) Rowe of Brewster, N.Y., Kathie (and Mark) Zeigler of Dallas, Texas, and Jennifer (and Brent) Lavinder of Brunswick, Ohio; five sons, C. Joe (and Brenda) Montague of Fayette, Donald “David” (and Yvonne) Montague of Pioneer, Ohio, William “Steve” Montague of Dallas, Daniel (and Amanda) Montague of West Unity, and Ben (and Heather) Montague of Stryker, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald Carson Montague and Ronnie Joel Montague; a daughter, Bonnie Good; and two siblings, Bill Bailey and Irene Calley.

Funeral service are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dr. Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

 The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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