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Robert E. Hall, age 86, of rural Williamstown, MO, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home.

   He was born March 25, 1921, at Kahoka, the only child of Leonard and Barbara Shannon Hall.

   He and Vera Hunziker were united in marriage on December 26, 1943, at the E & R Church in Kahoka.

   Survivors include his wife of 63 years; a son, Harold and his wife, Marilyn, of rural Williamstown; a daughter, Janet Kelley and her husband, William, of Springfield, IL; five grandchildren: Corey Denise) Hall of Cullom, IL, Jeremy (Libby) Hall, of Carthage, IL, Darren Hall of Williamstown, MO, Andy McCoy, of Springfield, IL, and Christopher (Jamie) McCoy of Minot AFB, Minot, ND; five  great-grandchildren: Sierra, Cheyenne, and Bryce Hall, and Olivia and David McCoy; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Hunziker of Kahoka and Erma Reynolds of Georgetown, TX; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Robert graduated from Kahoka High School. He worked with his father at the former Hall Garage in Kahoka until moving to the family farm at the age of 17 and lived there the next 69 years. He was a farmer and a mechanic and liked to build and work on machinery. If he didn’t have the tool he needed, he would build it. His best friend was his lab, Buck.

   Robert was a former member of the Williamstown School Board for many years and since his illness had enjoyed reading, particularly Westerns.

   Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Kenneth Beckmann officiating. Mrs. Ida Ross was pianist and Mrs. Denise Hall, vocalist. Selections were "In the Garden" and Precious Lord, Take My Hand".

   Honorary Pallbearers were Corey Hall, Bill Kelley, Bill Hall, Terry Hunziker and Ralph Burdette.

   Pallbearers were Jeremy Hall, Darren Hall, Andy McCoy, Chris McCoy, Henry Heinze and Ron Brewer.

   Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home after noon on Monday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the H. E. Sever Memorial Library.

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