Wayne Allen “Butch” Montgomery, age 72 of Beardstown, died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born July 27, 1947 in Beardstown, the son of Arthur and Margaret Atwater Montgomery.
He is survived by his son Allen Montgomery of Keokuk, IA; his friend Leona Kost of Beardstown; his step children Charles Swan of Beardstown and Brian (wife Heather) Swan of Arenzville; 3 grandchildren Wade, Shane, and Sadie Swan; a great grandson Taven; two sisters Patricia (deceased husband Kenneth) Malcomson and Sue (husband Sam) Dickman; and a brother Lonnie (wife Phyllis) Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Dale Montgomery.
Butch attended Beardstown Schools and Lincoln Land Community College. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked throughout the Midwest as a towboat mechanic. In his free time, he enjoyed mushroom and arrowhead hunting
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
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