Mellodene Montgomery, of Niles

Feb. 16, 1941 — July 6, 2020

Mellodene Montgomery, 79 of Niles, passed away at her residence on Monday, July 6, 2020, with her loving family at her side.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1941, in Bradford, Arkansas, to the late Theodore Edger and Lois Esther (Allen) Walls.

Mellodene worked as a supervisor and Inspector for I.C.G. Castings in Dowagiac, prior to her retirement.

On Dec. 22, 1980, she married James A. Montgomery at a ceremony, in Cassopolis.

Mellodene enjoyed traveling, shopping and going to the casino. Her greatest love was that for her family; she loved being a grandma/Nanny.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Walls and Esther Walls-Erickson.

Mellodene is survived by her loving husband, James Montgomery, of Niles; daughters, Rita (David) Lee, of Galien, Tammy Trist, of Niles, and Lisa (Mark) Horvath, of Niles; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Mellodene’s wishes, a visitation was at 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home, in Niles. Graveside services followed at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Caring Circle at 4025 Health Park Lane St. Joseph, MI 49085.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with her family at BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

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