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Edith D. Hall


Edith D. Hall, 85, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Potter Township and Beaver, died peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community, Cranberry Township.

Born August 7, 1924, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Rose Largent DeHass, she was a member of Vanport Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Hall; two brothers, Frank and Robert; a sister, Virginia DeHass Carroll; and two grandsons, Timothy Hall and Benjamin Beverly.

She is survived by three daughters and three sons-in-law and two sons and two daughters-in law: Christine Hall Flaum and Howard Flaum of Centennial, Colorado; Barbara Hall Blumer and Thomas Blumer of Corning, New York; Jane Hall Beverly and Rex Beverly of Bellville, Texas; Stephen Hall and Colleen Dunn Hall of Palo Alto, California; and Ted Hall and Ladislas LaRochelle Hall of St. Helena, California.

She is survived by ten grandchildren: Chelsea Flaum of Centennial, Colorado and Dustin Flaum of West Lafayette, Indiana; Elizabeth, Charlotte, and William Hall of Palo Alto, California; Thomas Beverly of San Antonio, Texas and Emily Beverly of Highland Park, New Jersey; David Blumer of Corning, New York and Sarah Blumer Ham, with her husband Christopher Ham, of Buffalo, New York; and Christopher Hall of St. Helena, California; and by two great grandchildren: Grace and Jackson Ham of Buffalo, New York.

She is also survived by sisters-in-law Shirley Ann Hall of Moon Township and Anna B. DeHass of Aliquippa and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

Edith was a graduate of Beaver High School and worked for the telephone company before marrying Bill in 1947. They were married for 45 years. They lived on a small farm in Potter Township where Edith pursued her passion for organic gardening before moving to LaPorte, Texas for Bill’s job transfer in 1961.

While in Texas for 32 years, she raised five children of whom she was intensely proud. Edith was involved in numerous community and church activities, serving as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, church elder, vacation bible school leader, and in many other volunteer roles. She also continued to pursue her passion for gardening.

Upon her return to Pennsylvania in 1993, she was active in her church as an elder and served as a leader of Community Bible Study in Beaver. In Beaver and then at Sherwood Oaks, she continued her lifelong interest in bridge and gained many additional friends. She will be remembered for her incredibly strong will and enduring positive outlook.

Friends will be received on Thursday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 333 Third Street, Beaver (724-728-5171) and from 11 to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. A procession will follow Friday’s visitation to her funeral service at Vanport Presbyterian Church (289 Georgetown Lane, Beaver), which will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the service with her pastor, the Rev. David D. Byers, officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park & Mausoleum (369 Route 68, Rochester).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy W. Hall Foundation (1775 Whitehall Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574), to the William E. Hall ’44 Memorial Scholarship (Grove City College, Development Office, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127), or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at