Mona Lee "Molly" (Goodall) Montague

  • Born: April 17, 1929
  • Died: September 30, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mona Lee "Molly" (Goodall) Montague of Battle Creek and formerly of Marshall went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Molly was born to John and Eva Goodall on April 17th, 1929 in Cass City, Michigan. Molly graduated from Cass City High School in 1947. Molly married her husband, Morris, on September 10th, 1947 in Novesta Township. Surviving are her husband and their five children; Jonathan (Deborah) Montague of Battle Creek, David (Maryanne) Montague of Jackson, Gerald (Darla) Montague of Grand Rapids, Thomas (Jaynan) Montague of Marshall, and Karen (Danny) Fox of Houghton. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters Ruth Jaster of Caro, Mary Thayer of Grand Rapids and a brother Phillip (Eileen) Goodall of Kalamazoo. Molly was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; her parents; a brother, William "Gale" Goodall and two sisters Carol Goodall and Beverly Langmaid.

In Marshall, Michigan, Molly managed the office of Montague Motors from 1969 until 1977 and Montague RV until 1983, both of which her husband, Morris owned and operated. Molly and her husband facilitated the work of missionaries in Mexico while living in the Edinburg, Texas area for 20 years. In addition to making life easier for the missionaries, she found time to make layettes and receiving blankets for the missionaries in Mexico to hand out to those in need. Molly and Morris were members of the associate staff for eight years at Rio Grande Bible Institute, where she handled the media and mailroom distribution. Molly was also active in Alamo Community Church in Alamo, Texas, Battle Creek Bible Church, and most recently as a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Molly knew and loved the Lord. She loved knitting, sewing and crocheting. She was an excellent seamstress, hostess and cook. Molly will be remembered as a prayer warrior and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care; and 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, where a funeral service to celebrate Molly's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018. Committal and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1625 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017 or to Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas, 4300 South US Highway 281, Edinburg, TX 78539. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral and Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Many Prayers sent the the family. Tom and Johnthan , My Parents Belmont ( which went to be with the lordand Jean Root we're really good friends with your family. May God Bless you all.

Posted by Eloys Hall - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   October 11, 2018

Molly and Morris played a very important part in our lives during some very difficult years of missionary service. Morris was/is amazing, with his wisdom, knowledge and helping hand. Molly LOVED us in a special way. We still have and use quilts which she made for our daughters when they were little. Our hearts and prayers are with Morris and the rest of the family. Surely Molly's passing leaves a great hole, and... a huge legacy.

Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:29-31

"He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Mark 12:27

Posted by George & Jerreth McLaughlin - Tahlequah, OK - friend   October 06, 2018

Morris and family, my condolences on the passing of Mona. It is such a comfort to know that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior. You are in our prayers.

Posted by Matt buikema - ceresco, MI   October 03, 2018

Molly's welcoming hands and arms greeted our babies as we happily left them in the church nursery in her care. A very calming and reassuring time. Her smile and positive attitude were a joy.

Posted by Ann and Shelby Robertson - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   October 02, 2018

Aunt Molly has always been a special person in our lives. I remember visiting their house more than once for a week's vacation. Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, newspaper route, grapes from the vine, seeing my dad every day and - never to be forgotten - warm homemade cinnamon rolls in the kitchen when we got up. Didn't she ever sleep?

Posted by Bill Goodall - Midway, UT - Family   October 02, 2018

I'll miss this dear and precious lady but so thankful to know I will see her again in HEAVEN one day. Her and Morris have always had a very special spot in my heart. Prayers to Morris and the family as you carry on till you join her one day.

Posted by Juanita Howes - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   October 02, 2018