Iven Kyle Montgomery

    Iven Kyle Montgomery of Bourbon, Missouri was born in rural Arkansas on July 24, 1943 to J.T. and Carrie Montgomery and passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 78 years.

    He grew up and attended school in rural Arkansas.
    Iven impacted many lives in the states of Arkansas and Missouri while pastoring a total of six churches.
    In 2006, Iven married Mary Holiday on July 14. Together they enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and camping on the Meramec, four-wheeling and spending time at BBQ’s.
    Iven had a passion for preaching the gospel to anyone that would receive it. He also loved to spend time horseback riding and even training horses for clients. From a very young age, Iven was given the nickname “Cowboy.”
    He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Carrie Montgomery; four brothers, Orville “Tom,” Harvey, Johnce “Buddy,” and Herman; and nine sisters, Lucille, Amy, Erma, Christine, Jeanette, Delita, Irene, Regina and Frances.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary of Bourbon, Missouri; nine children, Kevin Montgomery and wife Diane of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas, Nathan Montgomery of Piedmont, Missouri, DeWayne Montgomery and wife Lilly of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Jennifer Bailey and husband Ronnie of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas, Stephanie Midcalf and husband Craig of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas, Tracie Huighe and husband Tom of Steelville, Missouri, Frances Pringle of Corning, Arkanas, Mable Tilley of Pocahontas, Arkansas and Angie Hill of Rector, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Joetta Evers of Rector, Arkansas and Wiley Nixon and husband Kenneth of MacDougal, Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Buffalo Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor John Blackmore officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.