August 25, 1927 - February 17, 2016
Elva Irene Hall, 88, of Urbana, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Bluebird Retirement Community, London, Ohio. She was born August 25, 1927 in Monrovia, Maryland, the daughter of Charles and Roberta (Watkins) Burdette.
Elva earned her Bachelor’s Degree and worked as a registered nurse at several different hospitals in addition to working as a private duty nurse. She also taught clinical nursing courses at numerous colleges. Elva was a proud member of the Urbana Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed garage sales, liked to sew and took great enjoyment in almost any type of craft work.
Elva is survived by her sons, Pastor Larry (Carol) Hall of Urbana, Reverend Donald (Reverend Patty) Hall, of New York City, New York; daughters, Judy (Pastor Jack) Davis, of London and Patty (Tim) Fagan, of Jacksonville, Florida; her son-in-law, Kevin (Nona) Williamson of Blue Springs, Missouri; her twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pastor Gordon Hall; her daughter, Beverly (Hall) Williamson; and her brother, Wallace Burdette.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in the Urbana Church of the Nazarene, 1999 E. St. Rt. 29, Urbana, Ohio 43078, with Pastors Larry Hall, Donald Hall and Jack Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM prior to the service. Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday February 22, 2016 in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens, 18260 Coshocton Rd., Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Church of Nazarene, Global Ministry Center, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas 66220.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
To the Hall family,
Although there is now a wider earthly space, we celebrate the fact that Heaven shines even more beautifully now that “Mrs. Hall” (as we always knew her) arrived.
Her happiness now is inexpressible and we live in the hope and faith to experience it ourselves, very very soon!
She was like a sister to my mother, Doris Ward. And I always remember her quiet beauty and steadfast faith as our former pastor’s wife.
She is and will be missed but praise the Lord, it’s only for a short season!
With much love,
Chris, Cathy & Doris Ward
Hi Pastor Larry and Carol: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.