She was a native of Adair County, Kentucky. She was formerly employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and retired from self-employment with the House of Knives in Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlis L. Montgomery and Vela Cundiff Montgomery, a sister, Beatrice Montgomery, her husband of 58 years, Louis G. Pendleton and a beloved daughter, Valerie Pendleton Norsworthy.
Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Debra Pendleton Oates (Jim) of Shelbyville, KY, four grandchildren, James M. Oates, Jr., of Marina Del Rey, CA, Jennifer Oates Janssen of Shelbyville, KY, Adam D. Norsworthy (Taylor) of Versailles, KY, Kyle L. Norsworthy (Jennifer) of Milford, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel T. Oates, Levi T. Norsworthy, Paxton V. Norsworthy; Caitlyn Shay and Jessica Shay
Funeral service – Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Norsworthy officiating
Burial in Shiloh Christian Church Cemetery