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Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery, Fayette Co./Green Co., KY native (1928-2018)

She attended Greensburg High School, was a graduate of Campbellsville College, and held a Rank I Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. "Miss Ruby" was an elementary school teacher in Green County Schools for 31 years. She was an active member of the Green County Democratic Women's Club. She was longtime member of Greensburg Baptist Church. She loved travel, and had visited 49 states and several Canadian provinces. She was an avid genealogist and was co-author of a book, "Bartholomew Curry Genealogy". She was the matriarch of a distinguished family, the daughter of the late Howard S. Curry and Mildred Thompson Curry. Her final resting place will be in Greensburg Cemetery
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Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery of Lexington, KY, daughter of the late Howard S. Curry and Mildred Thompson Curry, was born on Saturday, July 21, 1928 in the Pierce Community of Green County, and departed this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. She was 89 years, 8 months, 6 days of age.

The funeral services for Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery will be conducted at 2pmCT, Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery, N Main Street, Greensburg, KY. Pastor Mary Beth McCandless officiating. Visitation wass requested after 10amCT, Friday, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of the funeral service.


Pallbearers: James Howard, Chip Potts, Jonathan Potts, Sean Montgomery, Donald Montgomery, Jennifer Ball, Sarah Lockard, and Beth Brockman.

Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery, Green Co., KY (1928-2018)


Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery of Lexington, KY, was the daughter of the late Howard S. Curry and Mildred Thompson Curry. She was born on Saturday, July 21, 1928 in the Pierce Community of Green County, KY, and departed this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Fayette County, KY. She was 89 years, 8 months, 6 days of age.

She attended Greensburg High School before going to Campbellsville College, where she received a Bachelor's degree in elementary education. She received a Masters and Rank 1 degree from Western KY University. "Miss Ruby" was an elementary teacher for the Green County Board of Education for 31 years. During that tenure she saw many changes in education between starting her career in a one-room school house and retiring from her second-grade classroom in 1984. She was an active member of the Green County Democratic Women's Club, Bryan Station DAR, she had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a longtime member of the Greensburg Baptist Church. In 1995 she left her hometown of Greensburg and relocated to Lexington, KY where she attended Rosemont Baptist Church. Ruby traveled 49 of the States along with several Canadian provinces. She was also an avid genealogist and co-authored a book, "Bartholomew Curry Genealogy", printed in October 1999.

Survivors include:
  • A daughter and son-in-law: Patricia and Richard Potts of Lexington, KY

  • Three sons and daughters-in-law: Bennie and Linda Montgomery of Greensburg, KY; and David and Tanya Montgomery, and John and Kathleen Montgomery all of Lexington, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Jennifer Ball of Greensburg, KY; Sarah Lockard and her husband, Billy, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Brockman and her husband, Scott all of Campbellsville, KY; Richard "Chip" Potts of Tennessee; Jonathan Potts of Florida; and Sean Montgomery, Donald Montgomery, and Natalie Montgomery all of Lexington, KY

  • Ten great-grandchildren: Emily Ball, Alex Ball, Jackson Martin, Nick Martin, Ben Martin, Gracie Montgomery, Jacob Hayes, Noah Janes, Rien Potts, and Henry Potts

  • A nephew: James Howard and his wife, Joan

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Ms. Montgomery was also preceded in death by her ex-husband: B.J. Montgomery; a sister: Mary Pauline Curry Patterson; a brother-in-law: Elmer Patterson, and a nephew: Larry Patterson.

Send condolences to the family of Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery

Memorials are suggested to Bluegrass Hospice Care in Lexington, which can be made at the funeral home.

Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Ruby Janell Curry Montgomery, Fayette Co./Green Co., KY native (1928-2018)



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