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Montez E. Killman, 80, Carthage, Mo., passed away early Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017, at her home.
Montez Estelle Klingensmith was born March 17, 1937, in Carthage, to the late Lloyd Edwin Klingensmith and Evelyn Mae (Graham) Klingensmith. She worked as a nurse's assistant for most of her life and she retired at St. Luke's Nursing Center, in Carthage, as a housekeeper.
Montez married Enlow Killman on November 25, 1992, in Miami, Okla. They loved to travel around the country visiting their children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Debbie Bowman (husband Jim), Clovis, N.M., Denise Clark (husband David), Carthage, and two stepdaughters, Susan Hackney (husband Michael), Longmont, Colo., and Karen Hensley (husband Jim), Longview, Texas; two sons, Danny Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Doug Thompson, Colorado Springs, and a stepson, Samuel Killman (wife Jeanna), Carthage; one brother, James Klingensmith (wife Debbie), Anderson, Nev.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Donnie Thompson.
Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 5, at Knell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, at Knell Mortuary. Rev. Ron Franklin will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Park Cemetery, Carthage.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on June 2, 2017
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