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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Journey Home Hospice Care, 900 NE Washington, Bartlesville, OK, 74006.
Mary Colleen Montgomery, born to Howard and Alice Matlock in Kenwood, Oklahoma on May 20, 1940, passed away September 2, 2021. Colleen, as most of us know her, was a 1958 graduate of Salina High School. She married Glen Montgomery in Cheyenne, Wyoming in June 1961. She and Glen lived in Denver until 1985, when they returned to Salina to be near and assist their aging mothers. Colleen was employed by Harp’s Food for many years in various positions until her retirement.
Colleen was service oriented and donated countless hours to the community. In the mid 1980’s, she was on Salina City Council and served as mayor for a brief time. She was active in the VFW Auxiliary for 25 years and operated the concession stand at weekly VFW bingo.
She started the Salina Senior Lunch Program thirteen years ago and voluntarily managed the program until poor health forced her to step down at the end of last year.
Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mabel Kloster and brothers Joe Matlock and Sam Matlock.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Montgomery; sisters, Clara Nell German of New Braunfels, Texas and Judith Matlock of Lakeside, Arizona; son-in-her heart Barron Sproles;16 nieces and nephews; and several grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Colleen will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lorne Beck officiating. Burial will take place at Ross-Mayes Cemetery in Salina. Casket bearers will be Mark German, Chris Kloster, Dan Kloster, Dave Matlock, Barron Sproles, and Travis Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2021 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. To leave her family a message, please visit her tribute wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.