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Virginia Lee (Hadley) Hall formerly of Manchester

Virginia Lee (Hadley) Hall, 99, of Coralville, Iowa, formerly of Manchester, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, June 23, 2024, with her two youngest daughters by her side, at Grand Living of Bridgewater in Coralville. She was born in Fairfield, on July 16, 1924, the youngest daughter of Walter Vanlaw and Esther Allerdice Hadley. She attended Fairfield public schools and graduated from Fairfield High School. Following one year at Iowa State University, she transferred to Iowa State Teacher’s College (now UNI) where she obtained her two-year teaching certificate. Virginia taught 2nd grade in Monroe before her marriage.

On December 20, 1944, Virginia married 1st Lieutenant Robert E. Hall, USMC at the First Christian Church in Oceanside, California. After WWII, they moved to Ames where Bob completed his college degree; then to Manchester in 1948, where they raised their family.

Virginia completed her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and taught in Maquoketa Valley and West Delaware Elementary Schools. They moved to Oskaloosa after Bob retired. After his death in April 2000, Virginia moved to Highland Ridge Presbyterian Home in Williamsburg. Later, she moved to Grand Living at Bridgewater in Coralville, only minutes from Liz and Don’s home in Iowa City.

She is survived by a son, Robert Hadley Hall (Carol) of Leavenworth, Kansas and three daughters, Mary H. Kroninger, of Fresno, California, Eileen L. Hall of St. Louis, Missouri, and Elizabeth H. Bolin (Don) of Iowa City; three grandsons, Jay K. Nevin, (Amanda), Ian R. McGowan, and Clayton Hadley Hall; and one granddaughter, Natalie Hall-Krishnamurthy (Akshay); two great-granddaughters, Abigail R. Nevin and Kavya Hall-Krishnamurthy and one great-grandson, Benjamen R. Nevin.

Virginia was an active member of the First Presbyterian church, national Retired Teachers Association, PEO Chapter CN, and Iowa Historical Society. She also was a 4-H leader of the Classie Lassies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Hall; grandson, Aaron; and her sister, Mary O’Connell.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Oskaloosa, Iowa City, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester is assisting the family


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Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Iowa.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Iowa, with Rev. Nathan Lamb officiating.

Private Family Inurnment: Oakland Cemetery - Manchester, Iowa.



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