Vera Hall

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SIDNEY — Vera Kaufman Hall, 93, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at 3:45 p.m. at Wilson Health.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1922, in Logan County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lee and Eva (Barnes) Kaufman. On Oct. 23, 1941, she married Louis E. Hall, who preceded her in death June 13, 1956.

Vera is survived by three children, Larry (Jo) Hall, of Sidney, Robert (Sandy) Hall ,of Elk Point, South Dakota, and Marilyn (Richard) Jacobson, of Chalfont, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Craig (Tracy) Hall, Julie (Tony) Kies, David Hall, Megan Jacobson, Max Jacobson and Lucy (John) Jameson; and eight great-grandchildren, Nathan and Allison Hall, Ryan and Tyler Kies, Landon and Reece Hall, and Anna and Elizabeth Jameson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Charles "Pete" Kaufman, and three sisters, Ethel Kempfer, Ginny Kantner and Margaret "Peg" Schmoll.

In 1955, her husband, Louis Hall, was recognized as "Farmer of the Year". In 1956 Louis died as a result of a construction accident. Vera chose to continue dairy farming while raising her three children. With a lot of help from friends and neighbors, especially those in the Friendly Circle Farm Bureau Council, the family prospered.

Upon the advice of a former high school teacher, Vera attended Miami University (two courses at a time) and soon was teaching fourth-grade at Hardin Elementary School. Vera earned a bachelors and a masters degree and taught at Hardin for 23 years while continuing milking cows.

Vera's garden was bountiful. Relatives and friends enjoyed stopping by and feasting upon garden produce such as sweet corn, pickles, applesauce, peach pie, and the ever-famous chocolate cake with white icing.

Following her retirement from teaching, Vera became more active at St. John's Lutheran Church where she became involved in preparing funeral dinners and making quilts. As a member of the Farm Bureau Council, she demonstrated butter making at Pioneer Days. Her other community activities included Current Events Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Shelby County Retired Teachers, and volunteering at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She especially enjoyed Aquanastics at the YMCA.

Special thanks are expressed to the dedicated caregivers at Dorothy Love who enhanced the last years of her life and made it a place she called Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St, with Dan Gutman officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.

The family will receive friends, at the church, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church and the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund in memory of Vera Hall.

Condolences may be expressed to the Hall family at the funeral home's website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2016
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