Francis Marion Dant

May 29, 1939 - Feb 03, 2008

Francis Marion Dant

May 29, 1939 - February 03, 2008


Marion Dant, Sr., age 68 of Montgomery passed away 9:10 p.m. Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital. Born May 29, 1939 in Daviess County he was the son of Beldas and Mary Jane (Grider) Dant. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He worked for Briedenbaugh Concrete 6 years, McCords Corp. 7 years, owned and operated Dant's Tavern for 15 years, and was owner/operator of Dant Brothers Cleaning Service for 39 years. Surviving is his wife, Rebecca "Becky" (Love) Dant, whom he married January 5, 1963; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Nay and Gena Dant and Bill Dant all of Montgomery; one brother, Ambrose Dant of Washington; and two grandchildren, Henley and Bailey Dant of Montgomery. He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Beldas Raymond Dant and George Thomas Dant; five brothers, Robert, Bill, Marshal, and James Dant and John Grider; and five sisters, Alberta Higgins, Nancy Lou Truelove, Elizabeth Dillon, Rose Mary Simon, and Pauline Kane. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church with Father James Koressel as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary with a rosary at 4 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to


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