Mrs. Jones died in 2006. She taught the Enrichment Classes when I was at Garfield. After her first husband died, she re-married. I saw her a few times in the early 00s. She looked wonderful and was as interested as ever in what everyone was doing. See below.
LaVera "Vera" Jones-Montgomery, a retired educator, died Dec. 20, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in west St. Louis County. She was 85 and a former resident of Creve Coeur.
Mrs. Jones-Montgomery was born in Licking, Mo., the daughter of a Methodist minister, the Rev. J.C. McDaniel.
She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Southeast Missouri State University and a master's degree from Washington University.
Mrs. Jones-Montgomery, who started her career at Mount Hope School near St. Clair, Mo., taught in the Normandy School District for 37 years.
She served on the teachers negotiating team with the Normandy School Board and was secretary for a number of years for the district's credit union.
As a retired teacher, she helped organize the Normandy Retired Teachers Association, serving for a time as its president. She was also a member of many professional teaching organizations, including the P.E.O. Sisterhood, for which she served as a chapter president several times.
Mrs. Jones-Montgomery came from a musical family. As a youth, she formed a trio with an older brother