Mary Ruth Montgomery, 79, of Van Buren passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Crawford County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Montgomery; her parents, Waldon and Sylvia (Mullins) Gooch; one sister, Arlaween Newton; and one brother, Jimmy Don Gooch.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gill Cemetery with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by two sons, Eric Todd Montgomery of Van Buren and Charles Leslie Montgomery and wife Teresa of Kibler; and two grandchildren, Colton Montgomery and Braydon Montgomery, both of Kibler.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.