Kathleen Montgomery

Kathleen Charlton "Tina" Montgomery (Hill)

Thursday July 7, 1921 - Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Kathleen (“Tina”) Hill Montgomery, age 98, of Lewisburg, TN, died Wednesday, March 4th,
2020, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin.

Tina was born in LaVergne, TN, in Rutherford County, the daughter of the late Thomas Hill
and Kathleen Charlton Hill. She was a retired teacher with the Marshall County School
System and a member of Church St. Church of Christ, where she taught the 2-year-olds for
many years.

Tina was a graduate of Smyrna High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree
from Middle Tennessee State College (now University) in 1943. After teaching a few years in
Dalton, Georgia, she returned to Tennessee to teach science and math at Marshall County
High School, where she became respected as a “tough but fair” teacher who always wanted
the best for her students and their futures. After marrying Thomas Montgomery, she
dedicated her life to their farm and community life together. She devoted her heart to all
children, and especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas N.
Montgomery, Sr., by her brother, Tom Hill, and by her two sisters, Mary Hill Latané and
Margaret Hill Latané.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah “Sally” (Tim) Lavender of Smyrna, TN, by her two
sons, Thomas (Sherrie) Montgomery, Jr., of Morristown, TN, and Robert (Emma) Montgomery
of Lewisburg, TN, by two brothers, John R. Hill of Lewisburg and Francis L. Hill of
Murfreesboro, TN, by eight grandchildren, and by nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, March 6th, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Burial will
be a private family service at Palmetto Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Nashville.

London Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Friday March 6, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday March 6, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Chapel of London Funeral Home
    324 West Church Street
    Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
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  • Service

    Saturday March 7, 2020 |
    Saturday March 7, 2020
    Palmetto Cemetery
    324 West Church Street
    Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
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  • Interment

    Saturday March 7, 2020 |
    Saturday March 7, 2020
    Palmetto Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Lewisburg, Tennessee
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Rob Binkley

Posted at 09:24pm
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Montgomery's passing. She and Mr. Thomas were a match made in heaven, and I am so glad they are now together again. I had her for chemistry and physics from 1975-1977. She was tough. But our group seemed to have found her soft spot at times :) We had a lot of teachers that we might "on accident" let the teacher's first name slip in the presence of the teacher. Never in the presence of Mrs. Montgomery. See I still cannot do so now! May God's love, grace, and peace comfort the family in the days ahead. Rob Binkley

Debbie Rogers

Posted at 10:54pm
Mrs. Montgomery was one of my favorite teachers, I loved chemistry because of her. She was hard on us, but always fair. She was a force to be reckoned with for sure. So very sorry for the family's loss, praying for comfort in the coming days.
Debbie Southerland Rogers

William A. Phillips

Posted at 06:37am
Mrs. Montgomery was my chemistry teacher at MCSH and the description of her as tough, but fair was spot on. I quietly watched some of the more daring students test her resolve and authority with predictable results. She never loss. Every action you took in her class had consequences, both good and bad. Want to toss something at the trash can? Miss it and it would cost you in deduction on deportment, your behavior score, based on how far you missed the target. She drilled balancing chemical equations into my brain, which helped me earn a minor in chemistry at MTSU and later a MS and PhD from Virginia Tech. Thanks Mrs. Montgomery. I was never bold enough to call he Tina.

Richard Broadstone

Posted at 07:46pm
The Equation of Life:
Over 50 years ago, I was taught chemistry and physics by Mrs. Montgomery. One of her requirements in the chemistry class was to pass an equations test where you would balance the chemical equations. You had multiple opportunities during the year to accomplish this hurdle, objective, or goal. As the year progressed and one’s knowledge of chemistry grew, passing the quiz became readily obtainable. I often thought about these equation tests as I completed a year of general chemistry, a year of organic chemistry, and a year of biochemistry in college. Balancing these equations was part of chemistry for sure, but I think the long range goal for Mrs. Montgomery was “ balancing” one’s life. She certainly knew how to balance the equation whether it was her career and students, her family, her community, or her Christian values. Thank you for sharing with us.

LaDelle Smith

Posted at 05:33pm
I adored Mrs. Tina. She was more than just an excellent teacher-She was always an upstanding Christian lady. She was my “Pew Partner” at Church St. I cherish her wonderful words of wisdom, dry wit, and the “topic of the day” conversations. Tina’s legacy lives on in all the lives she touched and especially in her family. My prayers for all the family.

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