Kathryn “Kitty” Ann Hall passed away November 30, 2023, at home in Columbus, Ohio. Kitty Ann was born February 22, 1933, in Wheeling, West Virginia to Eleanor Vera Smith and Harold Kenneth Ehler.
On January 29, 1955, Kitty married Ronald Henry Hall who passed away in 2014. Ron’s education and career took them to State College, Pennsylvania, Cambridge, Ohio and then Toledo, Ohio before retiring to Temperance, Michigan. A few years after Ron’s death, Kitty moved to Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and husband, Kitty was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Eleanor Jean “EJ” (Ehler) McCallister.
Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Dorian Leigh Hall and Gregory N. Myers of Columbus, Ohio; daughter and her partner, Janet Leigh Hall and Luis D. MacDonald of Catonsville, Maryland; and grandchildren, Alexandra Leigh Hall Myers, and Samuel Noble Hall Myers.
Over the years, Kitty continued her career as a secretary and was employed by several organizations, lastly and most fondly for the Toledo Metroparks from which she retired. She was a secretary at the Manor House of Wildwood and Administrative Assistant to the Naturalists where she became “infamous” for her passion for the parks and following the rules. She was known to frequently remind dog owners to keep their dogs on the leash, even from the 2nd floor window of her office. She participated in many activities within the Metroparks including planting the prairie at Secor park; she called it HER prairie.
Kitty had a great love of nature and visiting favorite Metroparks provided her the opportunity to explore the outdoors in many settings. Kitty’s love of nature fit nicely into her other activities including painting, a hobby she pursued most of her adult life taking inspiration from her park visits for many of her paintings. She also was an enthusiastic participant in volk sporting, another activity that took her to parks throughout the country. Kitty was a past president of the Maumee Valley Volkssporters walking club. She had many hobbies including Scrapbooking, Birding, music (mostly jazz) and dancing (always a story about jitterbugging), traveling plus visiting museums and botanical gardens. Family and friends were an important part of Kitty’s life; she will be missed.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Kitty’s love of nature to Black Swamp Bird Observatory 13551 W. State Rt 2, Oak Harbor, Oh, 43449 www.bsbo.org 419-898-4070
A memorial service will take place at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling W.V.A., 26003. Visitation is December 8th at 10:00 a.m. with the service immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, West Virginia.