Montine M. Mashburn, 92, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Ennis, Texas.

Montine was born in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas on February 7, 1922, to Vergil L. and Agnes (Henry) Matthews. She grew up in Mt. Vernon graduated from Mt. Vernon and went on to receive a degree from the University of Central Arkansas in education and a Master’s degree in Library Science and Education. In February 1947, she married Ernest E. Mashburn, Jr. and they made their home in Little Rock, AR, then to Carlisle, AR and she moved to Ennis in 2002.

She worked for over 25 years as a Teacher and Librarian in Carlisle. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carlisle and the Arkansas Teacher’s Association. She enjoyed reading, sewing, bridge, sports and traveling.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia "Corky" Porter and her husband, Tom of Ennis; two granddaughters, Becky Moore and her husband, Aaron and Cathy Porter; and three great-grandsons: Alex, Caleb and Michael.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest Mashburn, Jr. in November 1959 and one brother, Bill Matthews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Ennis Public Library, Family First Hospice, National Parkinson Foundation or the First Methodist Church of Carlisle in Montine’s name.

Graveside services were Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Carlisle Cemetery with Richard Morris officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.