Elizabeth 'Betty' Hall
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Elizabeth 'Betty' Hall
She graduated from Fremont High School in Fremont and went on to attend Central Michigan Teachers College in Mt. Pleasant, graduating in 1939.
Her first teaching job was at Roscommon Elementary School teaching sixth grade.
While at Central, she met her future husband, John Carlton Hall, and they were married in her parents' home in Fremont on June 20, 1940. They moved their family from St. Clair Shores to Mancelona in June 1959.
During her teaching career, she taught in Roscommon, Flint, St. Clair Shores, Alba and Mancelona. When teaching sixth grade at Mancelona, she started the Title 1 reading program to help students catch up and develop their reading skills. She taught there until her retirement from Mancelona in 1982.
Many of her former students have told her she made a difference in their lives. She had a book in her hand until just a few days ago.
After her retirement, she and her husband bought a home in Zephyrhills, Florida, for the winter months. Elizabeth continued to winter there after Carlton's death on July 28, 1986. She loved Michigan's Upper Peninsula and vacationed there with her family for two or three weeks every summer.
She is survived by four children, Brenda (Ken) Lockman, of Mancelona, Myra Crawford, of East Jordan, Fred (Elaine) Hall, of Suttons Bay, and Glenna (Don) Southwell, of Mancelona; 12 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Orman Moon, of Zephyrhills, Florida, and Doris Hall, of Mancelona; and many nieces and nephews. She also had a special relationship with her friend and caregiver, Denise Nixon, of Mancelona.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 46 years, John Carlton Hall; a brother, Dale Moon; two brothers-in-law, Robert Hall and Kenneth Hall; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Crawford.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at the Mancelona United Methodist Church, 117 Hinman St., Mancelona, MI 49659. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona will follow funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mancelona Public Schools, c/o Elementary Building Librarian, Jenny Weeks, 112 St. Johns Ave., Mancelona, MI 49659.
Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
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