Mary Lou (Montgomery) Oliver

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Graveside Memorial
Oaklawn Cemetery
Sidney & Meyers Street
Batesville, AR  72501
Saturday, May 22, 2021
2:00pm
Cemetery
Oaklawn Cemetery
Sidney & Myers Street
Batesville, AR  72051
Memorial Contributions
First Presbyterian Church
775 E. Boswell St.
Batesville, AR  72501
Mary Lou (Montgomery) Oliver

of Hot Springs, AR

January 29, 1934 - March 24, 2021

Mary Lou (Montgomery) Oliver, 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

She was born January 29, 1934 in Reidsville, North Carolina to David Alvis Montgomery and Mary (Kimbrough) Montgomery.

Mary was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Batesville; she also belonged to Arkansas Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family and teaching school.

Survivors include her daughter, Grace Murphy of Amity; three grandchildren, Sarah Ellen Murphy, Emily Anne McDaniel (James), and Mary Charles Murphy; four great-grandchildren, Gavin Oliver Murphy, Tatum Landry McDaniel, Ezra Rose McDaniel, and Trevor Wyatt Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Robert Oliver Jr.; and sister, Anna Farish.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 775 E Boswell St, Batesville, AR 72501.

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21 Condolence(s)
Peggy Townsend
Amity, AR
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace during this sad time.

Kai Raden
Astoria, OR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

From the day she moved in to Brookfield, Mary Lou became one of my favorite people in the world.

Cindy Bennett
Magnolia, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for healing during such a sad time! Love you all!❤❤❤

Tyree and Joycelyn Watkins
Magnolia, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you Lou during this difficult time. We pray that you and your family will find peace in the joyous memories of your sweet mother.

Lori Campbell
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

From being my 5th grade English teacher at EAST Elementary to being my colleague at Batesville Middle School, Mrs. Mary Lou Oliver was such a strong mentor to me. She was also my brother's 5th grade homeroom teacher. She was a tremendous educator who held us to the highest standards. I am forever grateful for her dedication to the students in the Batesville School District.

Lou and family, you were her world. Prayers for you during this time.

Frances Burks Rodgers, Johnna and Lori
Rogers, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Love and sympathy

Deborah Cason
Naples, TX
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Love you Lou. So sorry for your loss.

Dana Parham
Shreveport, LA
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lou,
Skylar & I loved and will miss Mary Lou. She was a very dear friend and we have so many wonderful memories through the years! May God be with you, Sarah, Emily, & Charley during this difficult time.
Prayers & Love-
Dana

Sheila Temple
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lou,
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Krysten (Welke) Gregg
La Grange, KY
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Mrs. Oliver was my all-time favorite teacher! I had her for 5th grade homeroom at Eastside. Great memories! Grace, you may not remember, but you baby-sat my sister's and me a time or two and told us stories of living in Africa.

Jan Burrow Qualls
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

You are all in my thoughts & prayers..Fly to the angels sweet lady

Wilson Family
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Mellissa and family

Henry Petty
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I had Mrs. Oliver in school and she was fair and tough on me and that made me be a better student . My condolences to her family.

Danielle Jenkerson
Grandview, MO
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Mrs. Oliver was such a great teacher! Prayers for the family.

Tanya Reed Wright
LIttle Rock, AR
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lou, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Melissa Needham
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sending my condolences to the family.

She will always be remembered in Batesville for her teaching. My mother had her as a teacher as well as myself (I had her for home room in 5th grade.) she always says she loved her homerooms the best. (But, I bet she told all her classes she loved them.)

What a legacy she left at the middle school. So many touched by her teaching.

Kathryn Kibe
Firestone, CO
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A strong woman and educator, she was a treasure. Lou and family, I send you love and comfort.

Chris and Kristal Allen
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

We didn’t realize it then, but Mrs. Oliver made learning to diagram sentences fun. She was a special lady and teacher. So sorry for your loss.

Any Whitaker Blaylock
Madisonville, LA
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

If my memory is right Mrs. Oliver was one of my 5th grade teachers at Batesville East Side Elementary School. I believe that she might have taught us how to diagram sentences.

Margaret Wells
BOCA RATON, FL
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Mrs. Oliver was a fantastic teacher and a good friend and coworker to my mother, Sylvia Crosby. She was my 5th grade English teacher and I never forgot her!

Bill Campbell
BATESVILLE, AR
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lou, we are praying for you and your family.