April 29, 1936 ~ November 11, 2022

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Shirley Ann Montgomery, 86, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 11, 2022 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. She was born April 29, 1936 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late James Bryan Payne and Lillian Clarine Elmore Payne. Shirley was co-owner of Palmore Studios where she was a photographer for 55 years. She was also co-owner of Montgomery Restaurant, formerly known as Holmes’ Restaurant and was a member of the Eastern Stars. Shirley was one of the last Charter Members of Glenview Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra W. Claywell (Marvin) of Glasgow; one son, Marty L. Wooten of Glasgow; one stepson, Joe Montgomery, Jr. (Brenda) of Glasgow; and one granddaughter, Mollie Leigh Anne Nichols (Andrew).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Ann Montgomery and seven siblings.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenview Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Montgomery will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 17th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 11:00 AM until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Montgomery and her family. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. Sandy and Marty… we are so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. Our prayers are with each one of you.

  2. Sandie and Marty,
    So very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers continue for you both and all the family.

  3. So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers to you and your family.
    Elaine James Kennedy Nessler
    and Eleanor James

  4. Sandie, Marty and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time❤️

  5. Sandie and family,
    So sorry of the passing of your dear mother. Such a sweet heart! I didn’t know we shared the same birthday..April 29th.
    Love and prayers to you all❤️🙏🏼

  6. My Deepest Sympathy to you Marty, and all the family. Losing family is so hard. My heart aches for all of you. Love, Vickie

  7. Sandie,
    Mark and I are so sorry for your loss, wish we could be there for you, we send our love from us to all of you, your in our prayers.
    Mark and Sally

  8. Ms. Shirley you are a very special woman to me. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. Fly high and spread your beautiful wing’s. I love you forever and always.

  9. Sandie and family, I just learned of your dear Mom’s passing, I’m sorry I didn’t know sooner. My heart goes out to you all. I know the hurt of losing a mother all too well. I never met your Mom but I know she was a wonderful person and that you’ll miss her so much. My condolences and prayers for you all.

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