Obituary: Mary Ruth Hall

Mary Ruth Hall
Mary Ruth Hall

Mary Ruth Hall 88, of Silver Oaks Health Campus died at 5:15 a.m. Oct. 2.

Mary Ruth graduated valedictorian from Union Star High School in Missouri. She graduated from Park College, majoring in music, near Kansas City, Missouri. Years later she earned her master’s degree in music from Butler University. She started her career as organist and choir director, and met her future husband at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. She taught music in several schools, including Union Star, Missouri, King City, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and Carmel, Indiana.

Arrangements are being made by Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Silver Oaks Health Campus, 2011 Chapa Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47203.  Online memorials may be directed to  HYPERLINK “”

Born in Union Star, Missouri, July 1, 1926, Mary Ruth was the daughter of Palmer and Grace Moyes. She married Friel D. Hall November 28, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Survivors include her children, Mary Sue (Richard) McClain of Columbus, Carol Piersall of Leawood, Kansas, and Steve Hall of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, John Hoff III of Columbus, Jeremy Hoff of Greensboro, North Carolina, Joshua Piersall of Greensboro, North Carolina, Matthew Piersall of Hinckley, Ohio, and Laura Sartino of Stillwell, Kansas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Marion Moyes, and her husband.


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