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Beatrice L. “Bea” Hall

Beatrice L. Hall, age 102, 10 months, 28 days, of Shelby, died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.

She was born January 1, 1916 in Shelby and was a graduate of Shiloh High School. Bea worked at Stevenson’s Drug Store and was an active member of Shelby Church of the Nazarene. Bea’s primary focus, her entire life, was raising and caring for her family and helping others. She loved baking, especially cakes, sewing, and listening to the radio. She particularly enjoyed listening to sports.

Bea is survived by 4 children: Mary Jane French of Mansfield, Linda Means of Mansfield, Terry (Bonnie) Hall of Shelby, and Sally Young of Shelby; a daughter-in-law: Bonnie Hall of Shelby; grandchildren: Mary (Kevin) Hamond, James Strickler, Randy French, Tammy Fox, Ken (Loretta) Means, Jason Young, Bobby French, Betty Jo Hout, Matthew French, Scarlett French, Ashley (Cory) Fenner, and Cordell French; Several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mae Cattey of Shelby and Clara Mosley of Bucyrus.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Ethel Cora (Rigg) Jenkins; her husband: Eugene Hall; 2 sons: Maxwell French and Martin Hall; a step son: Ronald Hall; son-in-law: Kenneth Means; a great grandson; and by her siblings: Eunice Clabaugh, Ella Argo, Sylvia Argo, Ernie Jenkins, and Gladys Durfee.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with Pastor Lester Champer, her pastor, officiating. Memorial expressions may be made to the church.

Care for Bea and her family by Jake, Bob and Catherine at Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

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  1. Arwen Dover says:

    My deepest condolences. Bea was a wonderful woman to be around. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Mike & Pam Thompson says:

    Sally and family;
    We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, but we know she is not far away.
    What an angel Heaven gained. Such a sweet, caring lady who was always happy and felt blessed. Our prayers are with you. Mike, Pam and Danielle

  3. Shelly Dekrell says:

    Sincere condolences to Linda, Tammy, Randy, Ken and extended family. I will always remember your mother, grand mother’s kind loving heart. She was an amazing lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Diana Rigg says:

    Our sincere condolences to Bea’s family. Bea will be missed by all who knew her and this loss to the community at large is pretty big, too. You can’t get to such an advanced age without affecting a lot of lives. Well done, Bea. Thank you for your kindness and keeping up with those Christmas Cards, even when we moved so far away. With love and great affection, Diana Rigg, Allen Bingham and Samuel Bingham.

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