Genna Mountain
Genna Mountain

Obituary of Genna Mountain


Genna Lee Mountain, 83 of Perry passed away Friday morning November 3, 2017 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.

She was born October 29, 1934 in Mt. Sterling the daughter of the late Roy E. and Helen Ennen Kirgan. She married Wayne Mountain June 13, 1953 in Mt Sterling at the Christian Church. Genna was a graduate of Mt. Sterling High School and Gem City Business College. She worked for Prairie Farms as a payroll accountant and was a real estate salesman. She was a member of the Perry United Methodist Church where she was very active with children’s choir, Sunday school, and bible school for 58 years, and worked tirelessly with the Monday dinners for 24 years. She served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and enjoyed Cardinal Baseball. Genna loved her flowers, making floral arrangements for church and others, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was passionate about helping others and was the driving force with the Shoebox Christmas program through Samaritans Purse in the area, having already boxed 150 this year.

Surviving is her husband of 64 years Wayne Mountain at home, her children Ron “Hoss” (wife Corinna) Mountain of Pittsfield, Janet (husband Scott) Whittaker of Lexington, IL, and Mark (wife Kimberly) Mountain of Perry, her 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, whom she greatly loved with all her heart, and Matt Bradbury of Mt. Sterling who was also her “son”.

Preceding Genna in death were her parents, a son John Mountain (surviving wife Brenda of Perry), grandson Jason Mountain, and a brother Robert “Bob” Kirgan.

A memorial reception with the family and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Perry United Methodist Church beginning at 9 am with committal in the Wilson Cemetery at 10:30.

Memorials can be made to the Monday dinners at the Perry United Methodist Church or the Wilson McCord Cemetery Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge of the arrangements