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Melanie Montgomery

Melanie Jo Montgomery (Sprague)

Tuesday, March 29, 1949 - Friday, June 5, 2020
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Melanie Jo Montgomery, 71, of Alexandria, IN passed away on Friday, June 5th, 2020 following a brief illness. She was born in Elwood, IN on March 29, 1949, to Melvin and Joan Sprague. Melanie excelled in school, graduating from Alexandria-Monroe High School in 1967. Melanie began an ever-exciting, life altering union on December 22, 1973, when she married her fellow Class of ’67 member, Jeff Montgomery, surrounded by family, friends, and knee-deep snow. Pursuing her passion for education and teaching others, she obtained a Masters of Education degree at Ball State University. She enjoyed educating 4th grade students at Summitville Elementary School for 10 years.
Following retirement from the classroom, Melanie applied her talent for teaching as a loving and exemplary teacher, mentor, and mother for Joe and Melissa Montgomery. She was a singing musical performer, pianist, athlete, accomplished swimmer, children’s programs volunteer, artist, interior decorator, humorist, curio collector, naturist, cinephile, game lover, and party planner. She enjoyed taking trips with the family, creative projects, drawing house designs, telling detailed stories, and spreading comfort. Her well-rounded talents and teaching mindset enriched the lives of her family, friends, and all who knew her. She, at all times, loved her hometown, her home, and every single aspect of her family.
Melanie is lovingly survived by her husband, Jeff Montgomery; children, Joe (Jessica) Montgomery, Melissa Montgomery; grandchildren, Logan and Grace Montgomery; parents, Melvin and Joan Sprague; brother, Monte (MaryAnn) Sprague; and nieces, Ashley (Paul) Larimore and Suzanne (Dustin) Drollinger.
A Service to honor and celebrate Melanie’s life will be held at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, IN on June 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.with Gary Greer as Celebrate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be made to a charity of the Donor’s choice in Melanie’ memory.
Out of respect for public safety, Covid 19 restrictions will be observed. Visitors should wear masks, physical contact with social distancing. no food gifts or children under the age of 12. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Melanie and the Montgomery and Sprague families.
For online condolences or to share a memory please go to www.whetselfuneralservice.com

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:00pm
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Gary Greer
  • Interment

    Park View Cemtery
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001


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Connie Flexman

Posted at 02:41pm
Melanie was my dear cousin! I was a few years older than she was but I will always remember how cute she was with all her blonde curls. In fact, I can remember begging my mother to let me take her to school with me for show and tell. I was very proud of her and rightfully so! Aunt Mary and Uncle Bud, Jeff, Joe and Melissa and Monte and family, please know you are all in my prayers for peace and comfort at this time. Melanie, you will be missed!

Karen (Etchison) Hollingsworth

Posted at 05:29pm
Melanie & I went to school together & graduated in 1967 at Alexandria. Fond memories from Cunningham Elementary School & then from our 50th reunion from High School. God bless the family. She will be greatly missed.

Gloria a LeMaster

Posted at 03:16pm
Prayers and loving thoughts to Jeff and children. Cherished the good times and wonderful memories together. She was always be with you in your heart and thoughts.

Roger Bennett

Posted at 02:49pm
My condolences to Jeff, Joe and Melissa. As a 67 grad, I had several classes with Mel and remember well how good of a student she was. Her dedication and work for our 50th reunion, along with her families immense help, made it special. She always had the bright eyes and beautiful smile.

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Posted at 10:26am
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