Jeanne Ashby Hall of Litchfield Park, Arizona, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023. Jeanne was born on June 7, 1928 in Hutton Township near Charleston, Illinois to Blanche (Abernathy) and Orla H. Ashby. She was preceded in death by Ben Hall, her beloved husband of 56 years, son William Robert Hall and sister Marge Lanman. She is survived by daughters Jana Hall of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Laura Hall of Phoenix, Arizona as well as nephew Michael Lanman and nieces Jeanne Gossett and Jill Lanman.
A music major skilled in flute and piano, Jeanne graduated from Eastern Illinois University as a music major where she enjoyed the role of drum majorette and earned the title of Illinois State Champion baton twirler. Jeanne sang soprano in church choirs for decades. Later in life Jeanne achieved a master’s degree and served as a family counselor in her zeal to help people. She was a longtime PEO member.
Jeanne’s focus was foremost her family but she also touched the lives of many with her spirit of kindness, generosity, vivacity, and fun. She loved being with people and made everyone feel at ease. In her last years, Jeanne telephoned fellow residents in her retirement village on their birthdays to play piano and sing a special birthday message. She was a joy all 95 years.