Joan Priscilla Montgomery, 81, of Wharton, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in a Richmond hospital following a brief illness. She was born on June 23, 1938 in Kentucky to Willard and Hazel Cottrell.
Joan was raised in Kentucky and in Texas where she graduated from high school. She married Reuben Montgomery on April 1, 1960 in Houston. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1994. Joan was a homemaker all her life. She devoted many hours to College Heights Baptist Church in Wharton. She enjoyed crafts, taking care of her animals, loved reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond Bear, who raised her most of her life.
Joan is survived by her children: Joné Maldonado and husband Jerry of Wharton, Patrice Montgomery of Wharton, and Rebecca Martinez and husband David of Brady, and son Daniel Montgomery, Sr. and wife JoAnn of East Bernard; sisters: Bonnie Brucker and husband Craig of Spring, Patricia Vick of Spring, and Karla Kasperit and husband Mike of Porter; brother: Mark Bear and wife Laura of Boerne; her loving grandchildren: Charles King and wife Katrina, Michael King, Samantha Whalen and husband Curtis, Kayla Montgomery, Daniel Montgomery, Jr., Faith Montgomery, Ashley Collins and husband Scotty, Summer Pospisil, Abigail Gillaspy and husband Cody, Joseph Pospisil, Joshua Matthews, Kate Matthews, and Tina Maldonado; and her great-grandchildren: Phoenix, Andoria, Jeremiah, Kemberlyn, Chantz, Lanah, Kori, Jeremih, Jeremy, Hayden, Kaleigh, Payton, Braylee, Gracie, Adrian, Gabriella, Angel and Hazel.
Visitation was at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at the chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with services at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kenny Hibbs officiating. Burial followed to Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.
Condolences can be left at whartonfuneralhome.com. Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.