Services for Mary M. Montgomery-Brimager, 87, of Ardmore, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Eastman Baptist Church, Eastman Community, with the Rev. Burl Solie officiating. Interment will be in the Eastman Cemetery under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Brimager was born at Enville on Aug. 2, 1926, the daughter of James Clarence Montgomery and Evelyn Richman Montgomery. She passed away Monday, July 14, at her home in Ardmore.
A resident of this area all of her life, Brimager was a retired school teacher, having taught art in several Ardmore schools as well as at Carter Seminary (now known as Chickasaw Nation). She taught 20 years in Ardmore’s Washington Elementary, and retired from Northwest Elementary. Many of her students won art awards and were acknowledged for their accomplishments in various media. She truly loved her students, and was very proud of their achievements. Brimager enjoyed gardening and doing yard work, and was recognized several times for having “Yard of the Week” at Lone Grove. She was a member of the Ardmore Retired Teachers Association, the Lone Grove Senior Citizens and the YMCA water aerobics class. As a member of Eastman Baptist Church, she especially enjoyed her Sunday School class and teacher, Nadella Williams. Over the years, Brimager cherished her monthly visits with a special niece, Leanne May, and visits with her best friend, Lena Dupy.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, Thelma Hitt.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law Cindy and David Potter, and Carolyn Brimager, all of Ardmore; brother and sister-in-law, J.C. Montgomery Jr. and Rowena of the Eastman Community; sister Bobbie Cox of Ardmore; two grandchildren, Jason Jump of Kingman, Kan., and Steven Potter of Ardmore; and four great-grandchildren, Jaxon David Potter, Micah Dean Jump, Matilyn Grace Jump and Maelyn Kaye Jump.
Serving as casket bearers will be Jason Jump, Steven Potter, Mickey Davis, Donnell Cox, Terry Cox and Tim Montgomery. Honorary bearers are J.C. Montgomery Jr., Carroll Wayne Montgomery, Randy Montgomery, David Potter, the Rev. Ryan Redwine and the Rev. Rick Sowell.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, c/o Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, 100 E. Main, Marietta, OK 73448.
Online guest book is available at wattsfuneralhome.com.