martes, 29 de enero de 2013

Adele Hall, noted Kansas City civic leader, dies

Adele Coryell Hall, known throughout the Kansas City area and across the country for her humanitarian work and volunteer leadership, has died. She was the wife for nearly 60 years of Hallmark Cards chairman Donald Joyce Hall.
She died Saturday while in Hawaii with her husband, a spokesman for Hallmark said.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Children’s Mercy Hospital, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Pembroke Hill School, The Salvation Army, The United Way of Greater Kansas City, or Wayside Waifs.
Arrangements are pending at Stine & McClure Chapel in Kansas City.
Adele Hall was born Adele Coryell in 1931 in Lincoln, Neb. She learned the value of community service through the example set by her parents, who were deeply involved in the Salvation Army and other charitable organizations in Lincoln, the spokesman said.
She was the first woman president of the Heart of America United Way, was a board chairman of Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and served on the boards of the Pembroke Hill School, Salvation Army, Starlight Theatre and American Red Cross.
She also held leadership positions on the boards of the United Negro College Fund, the Points of Light Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Partnership for Children, Menninger Foundation, George Bush Presidential Library Center and Library of Congress Trust Fund.
She is survived by her husband, Don; sons Donald Jr. and his wife Jill, and David E. Hall and his wife Laura; daughter Margaret Hall Pence and her husband Keith; nine grandchildren, Sarah Bloss and her husband Brian Bloss, Andy Pence, Helen Hall, Michael Pence, Will Hall, Rebecca Hall, Allison Hall, Katherine Hall and Julia Hall.

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