John B. Monts, of Ladoga, IN, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born on June 24, 1942 in Rockville, IN to the late John W. and Dorothy Maxine (Sadler) Monts. He married Belinda S. (Griffin) Monts on August 24, 1963 in Terre Haute, IN. She survives.
After graduating in 1960 from Rockville High School he served in the Indiana National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He was a member, deacon, and trustee of the Ladoga Christian Church, Roachdale Masonic Lodge, Roachdale Order of Eastern Star, Ladoga Lions Club Past President, Past Worshipful Master Jerusalem Lodge in Clinton, IN, the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Vermillion County Low 12 Club, Assoc. Guardian of Jobs Daughters, Past Patron of OES, IWCS Wood Collectors, and a director of the Boy Scouts of America, Ladoga.
After graduating from Mortuary School in 1962, he began working for Frist Funeral Home, in Clinton, Indiana until 1981, where he then began working for Servies and Morgan Funeral Home as an embalmer and funeral director until he recently retired. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and golfing as well as spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda S. (Griffin) Monts of Ladoga, IN; sons, Bradley J. (Karen) Monts of Ladoga, IN, Bryan L. (Debbie) Monts Ladoga, IN; Grandchildren, Brandon (Jessie) Monts, Mooresville, IN, Taylor of Willington, N.C., Brooke, New York, New York, and Brody Monts of Crawfordsville, IN, Step Grandson, Blake Massing, Ladoga, Great Granddaughter, Haisley Jade Monts; Brothers, Ronald (Mary) Monts, Jerry (Carol) Monts; Sister Darlene (Tony) Reeder, and Several Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, March 4, 2019 at Ladoga Christian Church, 124 West Elm Street, Ladoga, IN 47954 with Reverend Gary Edwards officiating. Burial following the service in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the church. Masonic Rites will take place 7:30 PM, Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Ladoga Christian Church, the Ladoga Library, and the American Cancer Society. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.