Barbara Anna Elizabeth Bailey Hall, 98, of rural Marshall, MO, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. David VanHorn will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Larry Johnson, Hall Pledge, Jr., Robert L. Thomas, Dale Hinnah, Jim Humburg and Donald Kateman. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Born Oct. 5, 1907, in the Fish Creek area of Saline County, she was the daughter of the late William F. Bailey and Annie Schieszer Bailey. On Oct. 11, 1936, she married Silas Woodson Hall, who preceded her in death June 29, 2003. She and her husband lived on the family farm seven miles east of Marshall for most of her life. They actively engaged in the farming career for nearly sixty years. Barbara was confirmed in the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in St. Louis and later became an active member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Arrow Rock. She was involved with the Women's Guild for 45 years, and taught kindergarten Sunday school for almost 30 years as well as helping with the youth fellowship while her two daughters were active members. Also while her daughters were active in the 4-H club, she became involved as one of the 4-H leaders. Barbara loved her garden, her yard with all her flowers, but especially her beloved roses. She cared for her roses for many years -- sharing them with her church, family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, especially for her daughters while they attended school. In later years, she crocheted and quilted on her own and sometimes with friends from her church. Her health allowed her to remain active until November 2000. She and her husband then moved to Westport Estates Retirement Home in Marshall.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Semmens and husband Thomas of Columbia and Karen Johnson and husband Carl of Marshall; two grandchildren, Linda Johnson Durham and husband Billy of Marshall and Larry Johnson and wife Heather of rural Marshall; one great-granddaughter, Paige Durham; two nephews, Hall Pledge Jr. and wife Marge of Sedalia and Lester Bailey and wife Nellie of Marshall; and one niece, Dolores Jackson and husband Jack of Dover, Ark.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Martin Douglas Johnson; and one brother, Henry Bailey.
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