Hallie Wenner Long Kennedy
was born Sept. 16, 1910, daughter of Clara E. Morehead and John Chapman Wenner. They lived in the North East corner of Perry Township, Ohio at that time. After her mother's death in 1912, Hallie lived with an uncle and aunt, Ed and Eva Wenner who lived their entire life in Perry Township. Hallie was blessed with their kindness and influence and remained close to them until their deaths. Hallie joined the United Brethren Church in Perrysville at an early age and has always been active in any church which she was a member. After graduating from Perrysville High School, she attended Mount Union College and graduated from Wilcox College of Commerce in Cleveland, Ohio, taking advanced math and commercial law. She spent some time at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio taking preferred courses while working at the college. Hallie was employed at Babcock and Wilcox Research Center in Alliance, Ohio as a Statistician, retiring in 1975 after 25 years with the company. Hallie married George Long Feb. 6, 1937, who lost his life in an auto accident in 1943. Hallie married David Kennedy in 1953 and he died in 1978 after a short illness. Hallie was extremely active in Perry Township Grange and was Master at one time. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She and Dave Kennedy were Matron and Patron in 1964. Hallie was also Deputy Grand Matron of District 13 in 1971. After retirement she spent 20 winters in Florida and moved there permanently in 1996. Hallie taught 55-Alive Driving for AARP for 12 years in Ohio and Florida. She has worked with 'Guardian Ad Litem' since moving to Sebring, Fla. in 1996. In her retirement, Hallie was an avid gardener and she worked in her greenhouse at The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. Hallie has traveled abroad, reaching most foreign countries since retiring. She spent a month in Russia with the Peace Corps in 1986 at the time Reagan and Gorbachev had their first Peace Conference. Special mention, Reagan's statement 'THIS WALL MUST GO.' Hallie is a life member of the Carroll County Historical Society in Ohio.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Perrysville United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow in Perrysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory to Perrysville United Methodist Church. c/o Paul Logan, Treasurer, 17 Amsterdam Road SW, Scio, OH 43988.
Published in The Repository on Jan. 16, 2013