Barbara Lee Truskett Montgomery, of Wichita, went to join with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 17, 2013 after courageously battling cancer for over a year.
Barbara graduated from El Dorado High School in 1964. She attended classes at Butler County Junior College in El Dorado until she was married to Dale L. Schwindt in 1965. Their son Devin L. Schwindt was born in 1973. Years later she met and was married to Bobby Montgomery, a pilot for Beech Aircraft Company. They moved to Wichita where Barbara nurtured her blended family, two step daughters and her son.
Barbara’s career included being a legal secretary for the Butler County Attorney’s Office, secretary at the Skelly Refinery in El Dorado, Boeing in Wichita and 33 years at Beechcraft in Wichita. She was proud member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Wichita.
She is preceded in death by her father John L. Truskett in 1988. She is survived by her mother, Leona; step father, John L. Kenney of El Dorado; a son, Devin L. Schwindt of Wichita; granddaughters, Madison Schwindt and Cierra Ward of Wichita; a brother, John D. Truskett and family of Tulsa, Okla.; niece, Michelle Sloat and nephew John P. Truskett and family of Tulsa, Okla.; two step daughters, Wendy and Holly of Ohio; three grand-nieces, Amber, Sidney and Erin of Tulsa; one grand-nephew, Logan Truskett of Tulsa; and one great grand-daughter, Aurora Brooke of Wichita.
Barbara was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church on North Rock Road in Wichita. She treasured her many friends and touched many people’s hearts throughout her journey. She was a star in everyone’s eyes. She will be truly missed.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Wichita, burial following at Walnut Valley Cemetery, El Dorado. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Calvary United Methodist Church, for local missions, 2525 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS 67226. Watson Reflection Pointe, 3201 S. Webb Rd., is handling services. Share memories at watsonfuneral.com.