Rock Island resident and Van Buren County native Lois Montandon, 89, was born March 5, 1927 and died Sept. 1 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following an extended illness.
Retired from Genesco, she was the daughter of the late Willie C. and Dovie Alice Craig Mills. She was married Oct. 2, 1946 to Don Montandon, who preceded her in death March 15, 1997. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by daughter Phyllis Montandon; and son Wayne Montandon.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Wilma Montandon of Sparta; two daughters and son-in-law, Belinda and Bill Gregory of Clinton and Melissa Montandon of Knoxville; daughter-in-law Anzena Montandon of Rock Island; sister Evelyn Walker of Rock Island; five grandsons and spouses, Mark Nunley of Oak Ridge, Russell and Renee Montandon of Viola, Matt and Victoria Montandon of Sparta, Jason and Melissa Montandon of McMinnville, and Michael and Leesa Montandon of Cookeville; six great-grandchildren, Keshia Ashton and husband Josh of Spencer, Luke Montandon of Minot, N.D., Ethan Montandon and Elanor Montandon, both of Viola, and Marlie Montandon and Sloan Montandon, both of McMinnville; great-great-grandson Brian Lynn Ashton of Spencer; uncle George Mills of Decatur, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, neighbors and friends also survive.
Mrs. Montandon was a resident of the Campaign community in Warren County for many years and a member of Campaign Church of God. She was also an active participant and supporter of the Campaign Community Club for many years before her illness.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at High’s Chapel with Bill Montandon and James Dykes officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Sunday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.