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Emma Jean Hall

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Emma Jean Hall, of Essex, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau, Mo.

Mrs. Hall was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Mountain View, Mo. She lived in Essex for the past 52 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex, Mo. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Hall received her BSE from ASU in Jonesboro, Ark., and had done graduate work at SEMO. She started teaching in a one-room school house at Cypress in Stoddard County and had taught at Open Lake and Smith in Stoddard County and Arcadia Valley Schools, before going to Richland School District. She retired in 1983.

She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, woodworking and crafts, gardening, and church activities. She also enjoyed camping, especially at Jack's Fork River, and traveling to Texas for the winters.

She married Charles "Dub" Hall on Feb. 28, 1948, in Pontiac, Mich. He survives.

Other survivors include one son, Dana Wesley Hall and wife, Lavonna, of Peveley, Mo.; one daughter, Charla Jean "Suzie" Ruppert of Essex, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Hall of Essex, Mo.; one brother, Verlin "Demp" Holden of Dexter, Mo.; one sister, Pauline Bailey of McKinney, Texas; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Leona Holden; one son, Kurtis "Ras" Hall; seven brothers, Sterling Holden, Earl Holden, Cleo Holden, Sam Holden, Carl Holden, R.M. "Mock" Holden, A.D. "Dink" Holden; and one grandchild.

Visitation will take from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at White-Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk, Mo.

Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors O.H. Brooks and Joe Pulliam officiating. Burial will be at Ash Hill Cemetery East in Fisk, Mo.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, c/o Martha Burge, P.O. Box 155, Essex, Mo. 63846.

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