Gladys Opal Hall
Gladys Opal Hall, 102, of Mason City, formerly of Springfield, went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday April 12 at Mason City Area Nursing Home where she resided for eight years. She was born on September 7, 1917 in Springfield to Benjamin N. and Edna Flowers DaPron. Gladys married Forest A. Hall in Virginia on December 7, 1938 and he preceded her in death on August 11, 1998. Gladys is survived by one brother Bernard N. (Miki) DaPron of Arkansas, one nephew James E. DaPron of East Peoria, four nieces: Georgia M. Robertson of Lincoln, Dawn M. Price of Mascoutah, Carolyn (Daniel) Pfanz of Manito and Chieko (Bill) Johnson of Arkansas, many great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews and two children whom she fostered: Robert E. (Janie) Hurley of California and Clarence Bridges. She was preceded in death by two brothers: George E. DaPron and Chester L. DaPron and one niece Anna L. Forbes. Mrs. Hall worked in the newborn nursery at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield from 1950-1957 and she retired from the State of Illinois Department of Revenue having worked there from 1967-1975. She was a devoted member of Kumler United Methodist Church in Springfield since 1949 where she was active in the choir and was a Sunday School Teacher. She loved her Lord. Gladys enjoyed writing poetry and letters to family and friends and doing crossword puzzles. At age 98 she had one of her poems published and printed while residing at Mason City Area Nursing Home. The family of Gladys Hall wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the administration and the professional staff of the Mason City Area Nursing Home for their warm, compassionate and dedicated care extended to Gladys during her stay. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday April 16 at Irish Grove Cemetery near Middletown. Memorial contributions may be made to Kumler United Methodist Church, 600 North 5th Street, Springfield, IL. 62702 Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, Illinois.