Forever a Montgomery girl

Wade Young, Montgomery Messenger

Montgomery’s oldest resident, Mayme Jindra, turned 105 years old on Friday, Dec. 13. She is pictured with a cake displaying her birthdate. (Wade Young photo)

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Mayme Jindra.

She celebrated her 105th birthday.

Montgomery’s oldest resident, whose mind and memory are as sharp as a tack, was born on December 13, 1914 in Montgomery. She was the second of five children to Mary and Ed Dejcmar.

According to her niece Penny Joecks, as a young girl, Jindra’s health was not the best, so she did a lot of reading to pass the time, which she did her entire life until eyesight began to fade.

“As Mayme grew up, she enjoyed dancing with her friends,” said Joecks. “They all loved dancing with her because she was so light on her feet.”

During her life, Jindra worked in several grocery and drug stores in Montgomery.

On October 12, 1940, she married the love of her life, Jack Jindra. They lived in town for...

To see more on this story pick up the December 19, 2019 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger.



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