Velma Cordelia Hall

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Velma Cordelia Hall, 94, formerly of Sheldon and Nevada, Mo., passed away Nov. 3, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan., following an illness of several months. Velma, one of 11 children, was born July 9, 1920, in Sheldon, Mo., to John Moore and Martha Ellen (Gonterman) Moore. She was united in marriage to Wilburn Lee Hall on Jan. 14, 1939, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2000.

Velma was raised in the Sheldon area and she attended Sheldon High School where she graduated with the Class of 1938. She was also a member of the Sheldon Methodist Church. Velma was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. In 1959, the family moved to Kansas City, Kan., where she lived the remainder of her life. She loved her family more than anything and was also an avid sports fan. She enjoyed watching KU basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs, and would have so enjoyed cheering on her beloved Kansas City Royals in October through the seventh game of the World Series.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Hall, Harrisonville, Mo., Ronnie Hall, Lenexa, Kan., and Mike Hall, Topeka, Kan.; three daughters, Ginny Absher, Kansas City, Kan., Cynthia Hall, Kansas City, Kan., and Janelle Sparks, Belton, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Bill, and all of her siblings.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. David Rorabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m., prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Southern Care Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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