John Monts

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.


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16 thoughts on “John Monts

  • Mark and Rhonda Zachary

    We will sadly miss John and his friendship from our time at the hardware and since. He was also kind and a great help through our losses. Our condolences to his wonderful family. A loss for our community.

  • Joe and Gail Cook and Kyle Wilson

    So sorry for your loss! John and your whole family are wonderful people. John was always so caring when our family lost loved ones. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Janet Brewer

    I am sad to hear of the passing of John Monts. He was an absolutely outstanding individual. He was so calm and steadfast, and just being around him made you feel more secure — just a wonderful human being whose attributes are soundly reflected in his sons. In particular, I have recollections of planning funerals for loved ones over many decades. You had your family to lean on, and you always had John Monts. The Ladoga community was lucky to have him, and he will be greatly missed. You have my condolences.

  • Sherrill Million

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will never forget the kindness he showed when both our parents passed away. Whenever I’d see John out he always spoke and had a smile to share. May God be close to you and comfort your family during the days ahead. Our community has lost a great guy. Will be praying for you and your family.

  • Kari (Giles) Schemenauer and Family

    John and Belinda have been two very important people in my family’s lives for years. Not only were they dear friends to my mom and dad, they were there for my brother and me (and our families) when they both passed away. My heart goes out to you, Belinda, and your family. John was a wonderful man with a huge heart and he will be greatly missed. I feel very blessed to have had both of you in our lives all these years.

  • Eleanor Keller Brewer

    John will be severely missed by all who knew him, and especially by our family. He gave us the feeling he was taking care of us when Warren passed, had a picture on canvas framed to display at the funeral, and was at my side throughout. He was there to help with my business in town. Over the years he was a rock when we buried other family members, and I know he must have done it with God’s help. My family will always remember his kind deeds and steady hand. Our thoughts and prayers go out to All Of The Family Of John Monts.

  • Don and Judy Bain

    Belinda and Family, It is with great sorrow we learned of Johns passing. Please accept our condolences. God will bless John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dianna Dove Walker

    John and I was classmates at Rockville High School. John was such a nice person and was always a friend to everyone. I was so glad I got to spend some time with him a couple years ago at a class of 60 get together. My prayers go out to his family,

  • Tony, Linda & Anthony Solano

    John will be very missed so much by us. Anytime we needed his help he was there to lend his support to the Ladoga Troop 796. He was always a joy to work with and we are sad to see him go.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.



  • Rose Whitton

    I am so sorry to hear this. Have some good memories from our younger days; especially him and my brother Bill. Please give my condolences to the family.