Marilyn Elaine Hall, 84, Topeka: June 16, 1935 – Nov. 28, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Marilyn Elaine Hall, 84, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born on June 16, 1935, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of John and Mary George Hoon.

Marilyn was raised in Springfield, Mass., until moving to Kansas City, Kan. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1953, and then she received a Bachelor’s in Education, Home Economics and Clothing from Kansas State University. She taught school in St. Louis and Webster Grove, Mo., and in Berkley, Calif.

When her family moved to Lyndon, Kan., in 1962, Marilyn worked as a substitute teacher, clerked at Wilma McDaniel’s Dress Shop and the Petticoat Clothing Store, and worked in her husband’s dental office. Also while in Lyndon, she was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of E.H.U. She moved to Topeka in 2003 and became a member of the Countryside United Methodist Church, where she was an office volunteer.

On June 14, 1957, Marilyn was married to Lawrence “Larry” Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; an infant brother, John Wesley Hoon; and a son-in-law, Dreu Smith.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Larry, of the home; her three children, Leslie Smith, Shawnee, Kan., Lora (Chuck) Cole, Grain Valley, Mo., and John (Tracy) Hall, Alpharetta, Ga.; brother, Carl Hoon, Milwaukee, Wisc.; her twin sister, Marguerite Thomas, Mission Woods, Kan.; and six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd., Topeka. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon United Methodist Church or the Countryside United Methodist Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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