Memorial services for Mrs. Kathleen McBride Hall, 88, of rural Lecompton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private interment will be held at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS at a later date. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at her home.
She is preceded in death by her sister Marilyn McBride Farley, her brothers James Franklin McBride, Charles R. McBride, and her husband Hubert H. Hall.
She is survived by one brother in Wichita, KS: John D. McBride (Flavia), sister, Nancy M. Stewart of Tyler, TX, and many beloved nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Born in Wichita, the daughter of Kathleen Hodges McBride and James G. McBride, Mrs. Hall was raised in the College Hill area of the city. She came to Lawrence to attend K.U. in 1945, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Upon graduation from K.U. in 1949 with a degree in education she married Hubert H Hall of Lawrence. He died September 2010.
Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and schoolteacher. She lived in many cities in the U.S. and abroad with her husband, a petroleum geologist. Among places she made her home were Tulsa, Buenos Aires, Bordeaux, Singapore, New Orleans, Westport, and Esher, near London, England. Mrs. Hall has been a resident of rural Lecompton since 1989, having moved to Lawrence from England in 1986.
While living abroad Mrs. Hall served as President of the English-Speaking Women’s Group in Bordeaux, and as Lady Capitan of the Singapore Island Country Club. She was also President of golf club associations in Louisiana and Connecticut. After returning to Douglas County, Mrs. Hall was a member of Zodiac, the Lecompton Historical Society, the Chancellor’s Club, the K.U. Outlook Society, and the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Hall established the Hall Nature Reserve in Lecompton through a gift of 116 acres of land to the K.U. Endowment, and also endowed the Hubert H. and Kathleen M. Hall Professor of Geology.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society or the Lecompton Historical Society and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.