REBA HALL

Reba Hall of Alexandria, LA, former resident of Columbus, MS passed away peacefully on April 15 at the age of 95. She was born on September 19, 1924 in Webster to George St. Clair and Lula Parks St. Clair of Brandenburg. Reba is reunited in heaven with them, her husband Ralph, grandson James Conroy, son-in-law Jim LaBroad, and many of her loved ones. Reba and Ralph were high school sweethearts in Brandenburg and were married on October 19, 1942, over 70 years before his passing in 2013. Moving many times during her husband’s 21 years of military service to our country allowed her to have many different career opportunities. She worked for Kentucky Vital Statics, billing, payroll, and maintenance departments; but her passion for the American Red Cross Organization was the highlight of her working career. As a young woman, she worked for the Red Cross Blood Mobile in Louisville. When Ralph was assigned to Columbus AFB in the early 1960’s, Reba became the National Red Cross Assistant Field Director and served in that position for 17 years. Once she retired, she continued her work as the National Red Cross Disaster Assistant for 5 years answering the call to serve her community whenever a disaster occurred. Reba is survived by her daughters: Rosemarie LaBroad of Pineville, LA; Linda Mentemeyer and husband Maj Gen (Ret) Rich of Keller, TX; and Diane Conroy and husband Col (Ret) Daniel of Goode, VA. She leaves behind many beloved grandchildren: Mike Mentemeyer; Laura Mentemeyer Maxfield and husband Michael and great grandson Moxon; Kate Conroy Webs