Marilyn Elaine Hall
June 16, 1935 – Nov. 28, 2019
TOPEKA — Marilyn Elaine Hall died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 84.
She was born 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.
She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1953. She received her bachelor’s degree in education, home economics and clothing from Kansas State University. She taught school in St. Louis and Webster Grove, Mo., and Berkley, Calif.
When her family moved to Lyndon in 1962, she worked as a substitute teacher, clerked at Wilma McDaniel’s Dress Shop and the Petticoat Clothing Store and worked in her husbands dental office.
While in Lyndon, she was a member of Lyndon United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, was a Girl Scout leader and member of E.H.U. She moved to Topeka in 2003 and became a member of Countryside United Methodist Church, where she was an office volunteer.
She married Lawrence “Larry” Hall June 14, 1957, in Kansas City. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; an infant brother, John Wesley Hoon; and a son-in-law, Dreu Smith.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Leslie Smith, Shawnee, Lora Cole and husband, Chuck, Grain Valley, Mo., and John Hall and wife, Tracy, Alpharetta, Ga.; a brother, Carl Hoon, Milwaukee, Wisc.; her twin sister, Marguerite Thomas, Mission Woods; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 S.W. Burlingame Rd., Topeka. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment will be in Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lyndon United Methodist Church or Countryside United Methodist Church and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.
Condolence may be expressed at feltnerfuneralhome.com.