|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1931|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2013|
Wife of Donald J.Hall, Sr., chairman of the board and majority shareholder of Hallmark Cards, who she married in 1953.
She graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE, where she was a cheerleader and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, scholastic honorary fraternity.
She was known throughout the Kansas City area and across the country for her humanitarian work and volunteer leadership.
She was the first woman to be president of the Heart of America United Way.
She served as board chairperson of Children's Mercy Hospital.
She was named the Kindest Kansas Citian by the STOP Violence Coalition.
She was board chairwoman of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. She served on the boards of the Pembroke Hill School, Salvation Army, Starlight Theatre and American Red Cross. She was co-founder of the Central Exchange and the Women's Public Service Network.
She was co-chair for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and was instrumental in creating the gift of the Henry Moore Sculpture Garden at the Nelson.
She served as vice-chairman of the United Negro College Fund and she was on the advisory boards of the DeLaSalle Education Center, Genesis School, the Rose Brooks Center, United Community Services, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry and Family Matters.
She devoted many hours as a volunteer focusing on better health and education organizations for indigent children to include; the Partnership for Children and Children's TLC (formerly the Crippled Children's Nursery School). She served as board chairman or vice-chairman for; the American Academy of Pediatrics; CARE Inc; the National Commission on Children; and the Youth Volunteer Corps of America.
She was a member at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, MO.
She leaves her husband, sons; Donald J. Hall Jr. and his wife Jill, and David E. Hall and his wife Laura; a daughter, Margaret Hall Pence; and nine grandchildren.
Contributions to Children's Mercy, the Nelson museum, Pembroke Hill School, the Salvation Army, United Way or Wayside Waifs
Arrangements are pending and will be handled by Stine & McClure Chapel in Kansas City.
Created by: Ms Martie Martin
Record added: Jan 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104329562
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