Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Marian F. Hall, 96
Marian Frances Hall, 96, of Rochester, Minn., a long-time resident of Charter House, died on June 24, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital.
She was born June 8, 1912 in Austin. She graduated from Austin High School in 1929. She received her R.N. diploma from the Kahler School of Nursing in 1933. She practiced private duty nursing. Two of her famous patients were, author Helen Keller and singer Rosa Page Welsh. She then worked at the May Clinic for 28 years.
She was an active member of the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ and the CWF. She was also a member of the Kahler Alumni Association.
She had a beautiful voice and sang for many events. She enjoyed gardening and traveling all over the world, where she met Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.
Survivors include a cousin and eight nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Canfield Hall and Sarah Mable Thompson Hall; sister, O. Ione Hall; brothers, Howard V. Hall and Charles “Chuck” Hall; and close friend Florence Schmidt.
Memorials are preferred to First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, Rochester, Minn., the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Methodist Hospital Kahler Library, Rochester, the American Bible Society, or the Salvation Army.