Ione Frances Cady, 91

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Ione Frances Cady, 91

Ione Frances Rummel Cady

Ione Frances Rummel Cady peacefully passed away with her family at her side on Jan. 17, 2021. She was born to Fred and Lottie (Gallagher) Rummel on August 13, 1929 in Richardton, ND where she attended school and graduated from the Assumption Abbey High School in 1947. After high school she received her teaching certificate and taught in a country school. On October 12, 1949 Ione and Edward A. Mayer were married and their union was blessed with six children: Dudley, Larry, Shelly, Rick, Jeff and Linda. Together they owned and operated several businesses: the Pool Hall and Confectionary in Fromberg, the Hilltop Tavern in Hardin and the Custer Bar in Custer. They later divorced and Ione and Bruce M. Cady were married April 24, 1969 and were blessed with a daughter Reina. In 1976 Ione and Bruce took over the family business known as Cady’s Gas station in Lame Deer, MT, where she resided until her retirement in 2006 and then moved to Billings, MT.

Ione was one of the most dedicated, kindest and hardest working person around and through the years she instilled her work ethic in her children as well as all those who worked for her. She was always there to make very generous donations to all events in the Lame Deer community. She loved family get togethers which always included lots of good food and laughter and maybe a bit of bickering! She loved old time classic country music and had a green thumb that could grow anything. In her later years she always had the most beautiful flowers in the neighborhood. Although Ione was very humble, she was extremely proud of all her children and grandchildren. After retirement she enjoyed following her grandchildren from basketball games to football games, track meets, motor cross races and rodeo. Recently, her great grandchildren had earned an extra special place in her heart! One of her happy places was at the lake with her brother Arnold his wife Bobbie. Even though Bobbie was a sister-in-law, they always considered each other sisters.

Ione is preceded in death by her father and mother, Fred and Lottie Rummel; her brothers Peter Gartner, Donald Rummel, Arnold Rummel and son Dudley Cady and infant son Edward Mayer Jr.

Until they meet again, Ione is survived by her husband, Bruce of Billings; her daughters Shelly (Doug) Cahill of Brockway; Linda (Heath) Hoffman of Huntley and Reina Cady of Billings; her sons Larry (Debbie) of Ashland; Rick (Ann) of Colstrip and Jeff (April) of Lame Deer; her grandchildren KC (Terry) Lang; Desi Raye Cady; Chalsea Cady (Hoss Small); Tanner (LeAnn) Cahill; Tyzer (Ronni) Cady; Torrie (Ryan) Neumann; Zack Cady; Shelby (Sklyer) Limberhand and Tristain Hoffman; great grandchildren Charlei, Morgan, Lawrence and Haylei Cady; Carter and Colson Cahill, Nolan Neumann, Madison and Cooper Limberhand and Atlas Cady. She is also survived by her sister Pat (Bill) Freidt, Mott, ND, her brother Jerry Rummel, Richardton, ND and her sister-in-laws, Bobbie Rummel and Gladys Rummel of Dickinson, ND.

The family would like to thank The Springs at Grand Park in Billings and Stillwater Hospice Care for all the kindness, care and support. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Stillwater Hospice of Montana in Billings or Alzheimer Association-Montana or to organization of your choice.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 11-5:00 PM at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Burial will follow in the Forsyth Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website at