Donna Lea Hall
Donna Lea Hall, age 78, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at her home while surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 4, 1941, in Redfield, Kan., to Edwin Elmer Christy and Edith Alice Hartman Christy. She married the love of her life, Clete Hall, on Jan. 13, 1962, in Miami, Okla. It is alleged by him that they met when she honked at him while driving around town. Donna was an avid KU Jayhawks basketball fan and her family delighted in watching her cheer them on by yelling at the television. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s athletic games and school events. She had a very close bond with each of her grandchildren and will be greatly missed.
Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Clete Hall, a son, Brian Hall and wife Joyce, Fort Scott, Kan., a daughter, Stacy Carpenter and husband Doug, Bryan, Texas, a daughter, Cheryl Gallagher and partner Jason Locke, Spring Hill, Kan., a brother, Mike Christy and wife Charlene, Joplin, Mo., a brother Scott Christy, Duenweg, Mo., a brother, Tom Christy and wife Pat, rural Fort Scott, Kan., a sister Virginia Hess, Wichita, Kan., 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Beatrice Christy, a sister, Carol Christy and a brother, Edwin (Junior) Christy.
Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct memorial services at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Family committal will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday. Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to either Grace Baptist Tabernacle or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.