Jacqueline Kay “Jackie” Montgomery

April 29, 1937 ‒ April 01, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: “I pray that you will follow in God’s footsteps all the days of your lives and that you have a wonderful life!” Jackie’s handwritten notes to her grandchildren were a glimpse into the heart of a loving and faithful grandma who modeled her Christian faith in her daily life.

Jacqueline Kay “Jackie” Montgomery passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. She was 81.

She was born April, 29, 1937 to parents Ed & Laura (Birchard) Daugherty in Spirit Lake, Iowa. On October 2, 1959, she married a wonderful man named Ronald L. Montgomery and they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage together.

Jackie worked as a licensed beautician in Oregon before staying home to take care of the children. In 1969 they moved to Ohio where Jackie had a cake decorating business in Crestline.

In 1975 she and 29 others were charter members of Berean Baptist Church. She was the church historian, chairman of the kitchen for the first 8 years and also taught Sunday school. She loved God with all her heart and just wanted to serve Him! She enjoyed visiting with the elderly just to be able to brighten their day having even served as a greeter and “coffee lady” at the Lexington Senior Civic Center for many years.

In spare time, she enjoyed oil painting, home decorating, baking and cake decorating. But above all, Jackie cherished her family.

She is survived by husband Ronald Montgomery Sr.; sons Ron (Susan) Montgomery Jr., Ken Montgomery and Doug (Julie) Montgomery; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 9 nieces; 3 nephews; and many close friends she saw as family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Loretta Annala; brother Buford Daugherty.

The Montgomery family will receive friends Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Jackie’s life will be held on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Jim Berry will speak. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions to Berean Baptist Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jackie’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Heartfelt sympathy and Blessings to Ronnie and sons, Ron, Doug, and Ken on the loss of such a beautiful and talented wife, Mom, and Grandma. Her desserts were notorious! Mom and Dad are thinking of you all also.

    Love to All,
    Louise Lamb Powell

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Aunt Jackie; I’ll never forget your smile, and the way you used to make us each feel so special (my three sisters and I) The way you’d brush our hair, and the pretty cakes you’d make when you lived in Hoodriver. Your accent (Once you moved to Ohio) and your infectious laugh were always so warm and loving. You were a very loving mother to watch, and it was always a treat to see you. I’ll love you always, and I look forward to our next Visit💜 Bet your having a great reunion Now!!

  • Ps, I forgot to say, So sorry Uncle Ron. This must be so had for you. Ron, Ken, and Doug you and your family are in my prayers. I have always been proud that I am her name sake, as Daddy gave me her middle name also. God bless you

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to your family at this time.

  • We are thinking of you all, sending our condolences, and lots of love and hugs. She was a wonderful person and always a joy to be around. She will be missed tremendously.

    We’re here for you all. Let us know if you need anything.
    John, Jill and the Shadel family.