Jo Ann Montgomery Scully


Jo Ann Montgomery Scully, 89, of Carmel, formerly of Seymour, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at The Stratford in Carmel.

Born Jan. 7, 1928, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Josephine Rich Summers, both of whom preceded her in death. On Oct. 14, 1950, she married Richard Harlan Montgomery, who preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1989. On April 13, 1991, she married Paul G. Scully, who passed away March 31, 2007.

She graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She was a homemaker, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Seymour and an associate member of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

She served on the board of elders of the Presbyterian church and as church treasurer and church schoolteacher. She also served on the board of directors of the Jackson County Public Library, Seymour Girls Club, Community Foundation of Jackson County and women’s association of the Indiana State Bar Association. She was a charter member and director of the Jackson County Hospital Guild. Other volunteer activities included Cub Scout leader and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her son, Douglas M. Montgomery; daughters, Elizabeth A. (Nick) McKeever and Dr. Patricia L. (Karl) Kovach; grandchildren, Dr. Madeline McKeever, Claire McKeever, Jack Kovach, David Montgomery, Sam Montgomery, Jonathan Montgomery, Sarah Montgomery, Paul Montgomery, Elizabeth McKeever (Ted) Obenchain and John N. (Becky) McKeever III; stepchildren, Dr. Robert (Lucia) Scully, Margaret (Alec) Brockmeier, Linda Cordes and Kathleen (John) McKenna; nine stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

A remembrance memorial service will be conducted by Voss and Sons Funeral Service at First Presbyterian Church in Seymour at 1 p.m. April 27 with the Rev. Larry Jackland officiating and a eulogy by Father Jerry Overbeck. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall.

A private graveside service will be conducted at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Seymour, Montgomery Memorial Charitable Tree Trust or donor’s charity of choice.

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