First Posted: 5/27/2009
Anne Doud Hall was born on January 25, 1919, to the late Harold Doud and Margaret Ives Doud in Clarks Green. She was one of five children. She passed away on May 11, 2009, at the age of 90. Anne will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched. She exemplified grace, charity, hard work, diligence and an eagerness to learn and had a strong positive attitude. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. She attended the Wharton School of Business and Keystone College. From 1959 through the early 1980s, she and her husband, the late Edward H. Hall, owned and operated the Ben Franklin store in Columbus, OH, where she lived for almost 40 years. Sports were a big part of her life and she was an avid Buckeye fan. Anne retired at 80 years young, going on to volunteer for many organizations in Ohio and later in Florida. She was an amazing person and an inspiration to many. She is survived by her brother Harold Doud (Winifred), and her sisters: Jane Warr, Esther Staples and Mary Josephine Christiano. She is also survived by her son, John Hall (Shawn); her daughter, Deborah Brown, and her friend, William Reichert. Anne is also survived by four grandchildren: Christiaan Hourany (Mark), Joseph Brown (Stacey), Rachael Hall and Eli Bass, and as well as Miles Brown and Nicolas Reichert, who were like grandchildren to Anne. Four great- grandchildren (Hunter Hourany, Hayden Hourany, Ty Brown and Sarah Brown) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends will also miss Anne. Anne was active in the church and God was a very important part of her life. She was an avid reader and gardener. A memorial service will be held in Clarks Green Pennsylvania at the United Methodist Church on Glenburn Road on May 29 at 1:30 p.m.