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Obituary: Walter L. “Wolf” Montgomery


January 16, 2007

Services for Walter L. "Wolf" Montgomery, 76, Leavenworth, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home in Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Montgomery died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at his home.

During high school, at the age of 17, Mr. Montgomery was recruited by the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a left-handed pitcher. He played for the Cardinals from 1948 to 1953 until an elbow injury ended his pitching career.

Mr. Montgomery was married to Dorothy Bailey from 1950 to 1962. He married Louise Bequette in October 1962. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Scott Montgomery, Lawrence, Matthew Montgomery, Eudora, Walt Montgomery Jr., Leavenworth, and Bart Montgomery, Lansing; six daughters, Melissa Arnett and Nancy Strain, both of Lawrence, Carol Goodwin, Sue Snider and Cathy Milnark, all of Leavenworth, Darcia Murrish, Overland Park; an honorary daughter, Pam Trapp, Leavenworth; two brothers, Wayne "Rock" Montgomery, Ventura, Calif., and Gary Montgomery, Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to the Walter "Wolf" Montgomery Memorial Fund for a sports related memorial, which will be determined at a later date. Memorials may be sent in care of the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth Street, Leavenworth 66048.

A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of The Eudora News.

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