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Obituary: Katherine Corbin Montgomery, 91, Gradyville, KY

Mrs. Montgomery was the matriarch of a prominent Western Adair County family. She was a member of the Gradyville United Methodist Church and, later a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was retired after a career with the Adair County School system at Col. Wm. Casey Elementary School in Columbia, KY

Katherine Corbin Montgomery, 91, of Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 8:25amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Friday, August 7, 2009, at 10:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, with Rev. Kenny Jessee officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, 174 Milltown Church RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5:00pmCT, Thursday, August 6, 2009, at the funeral home.

She was born June 10, 1918, the daughter of the late Felix and Loretta Frances Sneed Corbin and was the widow of Eugene Montgomery, who preceded her in death on April 4, 1986.
She was a long time member of Gradyville United Methodist Church until its closure and then she joined Trinity United Methodist Church. She was retired from the Adair County School System, working at Col. Wm. Casey Elementary School for many years.

Survivors include the following:
  • Her daughter and son in law: Shirley and Bobby Morrison, Columbia, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Tammy and her husband Robby Shelton, Columbia; and Robert and his wife Patty Morrison, Edinburg, TX

  • Five great grandchildren: Brook and Jordan Shelton; and Andrea, Nicole, and Emily Morrison

  • And several other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters: Hallie, Paul, Bradley, Otis and Nell Corbin; Leo Hamlett, Virgie Montgomery, and Ada Corbin.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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Remembering: Katherine Corbin Montgomery

2009-08-06 - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Katherine Corbin Montgomery (June 10, 1918 - August 4, 2009)
"In loving memory of my Aunt Katherine, who was a great mom, grandma, and aunt, to all of us. Her loving heart, full of joy and happiness, will always be remembered," writes Shamarie Claiborne, August 6, 2009, to go with this portrait from August 8, 2008.

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