Marie Montgomery
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Marie Clarkson Montgomery "Mimi" passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, at age 65 in West Palm Beach, FL. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Montgomery, her loving son, Clarkson "Chip" Bates and his spouse, Jodie, her three stepchildren Andrew "Drew", Ashley and Laura Montgomery and four grandchildren, August, Jay, Bradford and Clarkson Bates. She was predeceased by her son, Charles "Derick" Bates, her brother, Charles Clarkson and her parents Loraine and George Clarkson. She was the great-granddaughter of Charles Stockstrom, inventor of the Magic Chef Stove. Mimi graduated from Mary Institute in St. Louis and attended Finch College in Manhattan. She had a gift for decorating and as an adult turned that talent into a successful interior design business. She also had a passion for animals and dearly loved her numerous companion dogs. During the summer, she enjoyed spending time at her family's country home in St. Albans, MO as well as her husband's family farm in Cherry Valley, NY near Cooperstown. During the winter months she and husband loved staying at their Grand Bahamas condo. Tennis was a favorite activity of hers and she shared that love with her husband, Michael. In later years she and Michael became avid bridge players and they enjoyed making many new friendships through that hobby. Mimi was known for being thoughtful, caring and kind, always remembering special occasions of those close to her and being a sympathetic and supportive relative and friend during times of need. She will be dearly missed. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 19 in West Palm Beach, FL from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at Quattlebaum, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or (

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Published in Palm Beach Daily News on Mar. 18, 2020.
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April 2, 2020
Mimi i will always remember you..i dident know you pass my client toll me today..i was you hair stylist but your friend for 15 years. Iam very sad today..i did you hair few week ago but i will always remember you like nice person you always was with you mimi..
Marleny Ramirez
April 2, 2020
Susan McNamara
March 22, 2020
May you Rest In Peace . We Love you Mimi. You will be forever in our hearts
Lori Bates
March 20, 2020
I always enjoyed the times when we were able to get together when Mimi came to town. She always welcomed me to join in on all the activities at the farm. I loved listening to her family stories, our long talks and the food and drinks we shared. Mimi truly was a thoughtful caring person who loved her family and grandchildren. It's heart breaking to know of your passing. I'm happy we were able to share a grandchild together. You were a great grandma and that's why it hurts so much. Don't worry I will take care of August for us and we will keep your memory alive. Fly high my friend. Fly high!
Sharon Hovatter
March 20, 2020
I was so honored to have Mimi and her family in my life, she always treated me as one of her own. She loved her grandson Jay so much, as all her children and Grandchildren. She was incredibly kind and caring and I know she will forever be missed.
Joey Riek
March 20, 2020
I have such fond memories of Mimi. Her father and my mother were pals in the design business, the family celebrations I watched at SLCC, carpooling with our kids and teaching Mac classes to her boys at Rohan Woods.
She was kind and beautiful in so many ways. What a lovely obit, but sadly she was so young.
Fondly, Barbara Heiss
Barbara (Blair) Heiss
March 19, 2020
Holly Stachelberg
March 18, 2020
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