Darlene J. Montgomery, 77, co-proprietor of Dutch Lanes, in Red Hat Society, enjoyed history

By on August 30, 2017

Darlene J. Montgomery, 77, of Leola, passed away Aug. 27, 2017, at Maple Farms Nursing Home.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Geraldine (Enck) Rineer. Darlene was the wife of 53 years to the late Glenn A. Montgomery.

She was the mother to Todd A. Montgomery, husband of Rebecca; and Eric L. Montgomery, husband of Tara; proud grandmother of Amanda Deebel, fiancée of Douglas Klinger; Zachary Montgomery, husband of Katie; Adam Mutzabaugh and Erica Mutzabaugh; great-grandmother to Emma, Olivia, and Sarah; and sister-in-law to Dale Montgomery, husband of Joanne.

Along with her son, Eric, Darlene was co-proprietor of 222 Dutch Lanes Bowling Center, Ephrata. She was very active in the bowling industry. Darlene was past president of the Pennsylvania State Bowling Proprietors Association.

Prior to Dutch Lanes, she worked as the manager of property services a division of The Horst Group. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Red Hat Society, and the Sacred Order of the Board. Darlene was a very faithful person, an avid reader, enjoyed history, and planting flowers.

A viewing will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster. Viewing will continue from 10 to 11 a.m., with a funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Darlene will be laid to rest at the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glenn A. Montgomery Scholarship Fund, c/o Lancaster Bowling Association, 3440 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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