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Ashley Elizabeth Montgomery
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    PO Box 6
    Bourbonnais , IL 60914

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“I sat with Ashley for many years at the St. Jude's telethons. She was so uplifting and inspiring to talk to. I just learned of her passing today and...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Kimberly Sawyer-LoPiccolo - Niles, IL

“Very touching photo montage. So many beautiful smiles from Ashley. My heart and my deepest sympathy go to all of your family. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Roy Bernard - Kankakee, IL

“Our deepest condolences. We will remember you in our constant prayers. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Fredrich Grabs - Joliet, IL

“God Bless you Ashley! You are and will always be remember by many people. You were strong to the end. Forever you will be beautiful. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Juliann Reno - Frankfort, IL

“I've known Ashley since she was eight years old. Since then she grew into a strong, confident young lady. She handled what life gave her with...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Doreena McBride - Bourbonnais, IL

“I met Ashley on September 7, 2014 at Water Tower Park during the fundraising Ashley Can run in Bourbonnais, IL. I asked Ashley to tell me her cancer...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Brian Meyers - Phoenix, AZ

“Earth has no sorry that heaven can not heal, rest on Ashley until God says well done good and faithful servant ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Beatrice Hiner - IL - Friend

“Scott and I are very sad to hear of Ashley's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May God heal all sorrows and sadness...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: ingrid gilvin - bourbonnais, IL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family during this difficult time. May the memory of Ashley's courage and strength live on...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Angela Alsup - Lockport, IL

“Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends of Ashley. I had Ashley at BBCHS. She was a great person.Mrs. Julie Ebersole ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Julie Ebersole

“Ashley you were one of my first student workers at BBCHS. You came to work everyday with a smile and I will miss you but know I will see you again...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Longtin - Bourbonnais, IL

“Ashley,I am so grateful that I got a chance to meet you and her your story. I was privileged to be invited to be a member of the Ashley Strong half...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Terri Putnam - Bourbonnais, IL

“We will miss you Ashley hugs and butterfly kisses ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Allison Ponting - Australia, IL

“Ashley,I never had the privilege to personally meet you. The love I saw in your father's eyes told me everything I needed to know about your...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Shawn Rutkowski - Chesterton, IN

“Such an inspiration. Gone to soon. You will always be a hero. Thank you for your smiles and your fight! ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Amy Wordlaw - Kankakee, IL

“Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. Ashley was a true inspiration to everyone's life that she had touched. Such a beautiful soul, an...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Sandy & Warren Ball - Mokena, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will always be in my heart and prayers ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa MacLean - Spartanburg, SC

“Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends of Ashley. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Robin and Glen Pattin - IL

“I only knew you for a limited number of years, but, you always inspired me to be better than I was. Your strength in the face of adversity was so...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Kerry OConnell - Bourbonnais, IL

“May you rest in peace. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Jeanne Mudroch - Elwood, IL

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21 of 21 | Posted by: Bobby Morgan - Orland Hills, IL


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Ashley Elizabeth Montgomery, 25, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, passed away on April 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

Ashley was born in Blue Island, Illinois on September 5th, 1991. She graduated from Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School and continued on to receive an Associate Degree from Kankakee Community College. She was attending Olivet Nazarene University and was about to start the nursing program.

Ashley was the Vice President of the AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation, which was created in her name to raise money and awareness for research and children battling cancer. She was a brave warrior herself, battling cancer four times. Her strong will to live, her "never give up" attitude, and her faith in God inspired many, including people that have never met her. Ashley's memory will live on, as her family and friends continue her legacy of fighting for children battling cancer, through the AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Ashley was the loving daughter of Michael and Maureen (Hensley) Montgomery; sister of Michael (Aubrey) and Jake Montgomery; adored niece of Patrick and Dawn Hensley, Tim and Julie (Hensley) Blake, John and Cindy (Montgomery) Beachum, Jeff Montgomery, Joseph Montgomery, Timothy Montgomery, Wanda Hensley, Denise Dylkiewicz Laura and Mark Zessin; cousin to Joshua, Donald, Cara, Johnny (Liz), Kyle (Jessica), Luke, Brooke, Connor, Ashley, Karli, Jen, Tim, Kevin, Preston, Catie, and Joseph; her cat Rascal and dogs Izzy and Leo; and many more family and friends.

Ashley was preceded in death by her grandparents Gene and Nell Montgomery, Sharon and Gerald Zelisko, and John Hensley.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort IL 60423 on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Funeral services on Saturday, April 29 2017,prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:30AM leaving for Maternity BVM Church, 308 E Marsile St, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery Bourbonnais, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation at PO Box 6, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225