MOUNT VERNON — Dean E. Hall, 89, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Thursday evening, May 20, 2010, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Wellsville to the late Dana and Alma (Smith) Hall. Dean was employed and retired from Cooper Energy Services as an assembler. After retiring from Cooper Energy Services he was employed by the Mount Vernon City Schools. He attended the First Church of God here in Mount Vernon and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a 45-year veteran of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Dean is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Westlake) Hall; three sons, William B. Hall of Coshocton, Ronald M. Hall of Mount Vernon and Randall Hall of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Diane Clayborne of Newton, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Libby (Kenny) Elkins of Mount Vernon and Carole Fisher of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Glen (Jean) Hall of Cumming, Ga.; one niece, Denise (Jim) Collins of Alpharetta, Ga.; one nephew, Bill (Lois) Collins of Clinton, Iowa; three great-nephews; one great-niece; and one cousin, Ralph (Helen) Hall of Clackamas, Ore.
Dean was richly blessed by a special relationship with his stepgranddaughter, Kari (Brian) Gianangeli of Columbus, who shared his birth date and celebrated their birthdays together every year. Kari visited often and helped with his care. In his words, she was a “Ray of Sunshine” in his homebound later years. Dean also enjoyed his canine good friend, Maggie.
Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his first wife, mother of his children, Marvel Hall; second wife, Miriam R. Wise Hall; a son, Douglas Hall; a twin brother, Dale Hall; and a sister, Isabelle Eckfeld.
A graveside service will be held Monday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Dean E. Hall.
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