Roberta G. Montgomery
b. 29 February 1916, d. 10 November 2005
- Father: Allie Hampton Montgomery b. 15 February 1878, d. 13 February 1964
- Mother: Martha Belle Dean b. 14 January 1877, d. 9 November 1956
- Roberta G. Montgomery was born on 29 February 1916 in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
- She was known as Bobbie.
- Allie Hampton Montgomery and Martha Belle Dean appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included Roberta G. Montgomery, Jennie Mae Montgomery, Allen Crosland Montgomery, Audrey D. Montgomery, Josephine Olivette Montgomery, A. Harold Montgomery and Imogene Montgomery.
- Allie Hampton Montgomery and Martha Belle Dean appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, at Sixth Street. Other members of the household included Roberta G. Montgomery, Josephine Olivette Montgomery, A. Harold Montgomery and Imogene Montgomery.
- Allie Hampton Montgomery and Martha Belle Dean appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included Roberta G. Montgomery, Josephine Olivette Montgomery and Imogene Montgomery.
- She was employed as a secretary by Hunt Tool Companyr, according to the 1940 census.
- She married William Patton Steele in 1942.
- The following appeared on 15 November 1956 in The Ruston Leader: Last rites were held Sunday for Mrs. A. H. Montgomery, 79, of Benton, La., mother of Harold Montgomery of Ruston and Doyline.
Mrs. Montgomery, wife of the well-known retired Benton farmer, A. H. Montgomery, died at her home in Benton, Thursday night following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Benton Methodist Church with Rev. L. A. Carrington, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Montgomery was born in Cleburne County, Ala., but had lived in Benton where she was a member of the Methodist Church, for the past 40 years.
In addition to her husband and her son here, she is survived by six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Ivey, Mrs. T. L. Rodes and Miss Olivette Montgomery, all of Benton, Mrs. W. S. Jones of Shreveport, Mrs. W. T. Steele of Memphis and Mrs. Henry Morgan of Lake Charles; one other son, Allen C. Montgomery of Bossier City; two brothers, J. J. Dean of Houston, Texas, and J. S. Dean of San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Cleveland, Jr., and Mrs. E. N. Colson, both of Iola, Texas, Mrs. R. C. Conlee of Kilgore, Texas, and Mrs. Rory Gentry of Houston, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
- The following appeared on 6 May 1982 in the Baton Rouge State Times Advocate: Ruby Montgomery Ivey Died Tuesday, May 4, 1982, at Doctor's Memorial Hospital. She was born June [sic] 14, 1899, in Iola, Texas. Visiting from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Ave., Shreveport. Religions services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Linn Richardson and the Rev. C. B. Krumnow. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. George N. (Martha Jane) Grammer; four grandchildren, Walter Clyde, Little Rock, Ark; George Neal Jr., Todd Montgomery and Jane Ivey, all of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Mrs. W. S. Jones, Shreveport, Mrs. T. L. Rodes, Benton, Mrs. Henry Morgan, Lake Charles, and Mrs. W. P. Steele, Memphis, Tenn; and a brother, former Sen. Harold Montgomery, Doyline. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clyde Ivey; a sister, Olivette Montgomery; and a brother, Crosslen Montgomery. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. She was a graduate of Louisiana Normal College, Natchitoches, and taught in Louisiana public schools. She was a 68-year resident of Benton where she was Postmistress for 35 years. She was active in the DAR and served as treasurer of the UDC in Bossier Parish for many years. She was a member of Benton Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Benton Methodist Church, the Arthritis Foundation or other charities.
- Roberta G. Montgomery died on 10 November 2005 at age 89 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
- The following appeared on 11 November 2005 in The Commercial Appeal: Bobbie Montgomery Steele, 89, of Memphis, homemaker, died Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis after a short illness. Mrs. Steele was the widow of William Patton Steele. She was born in Benton, LA and received her B.A. degree from Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University) in Natchitoches. Following their marriage in 1942, Mr. and Mrs. Steele lived in Lake Charles, LA, and later moved to Memphis after WWII ended. Mrs. Steele was an active member of Mullins Methodist Church for over 40 years. A wonderful cook and an avid gardener, she was a warm and loving friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her two sons, William Patton Steele, Jr. and John Philip Steele, and two grandchildren, all of Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be sent to Mullins Methodist Church, Memphis Humane Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
- Last Edited: 3 Feb 2014