Kathryn Ann Hall

February 22, 1933 - November 30, 2023

02/22/1933 - 11/30/2023

Past Services

Friday December 08, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

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.

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Tatiana and Myron
2 months ago

Janet and Dorian, you had the best mom in the world, and we, Kitty’s friends, were blessed knowing and spending time with such a caring, compassionate soul, a great artist, and nature lover. Dorian and Janet, remember that your mom is not too far; she is just one step higher on the staircase of life, and will be enjoying your happiness and guiding you through life like she has always done, even if it is in slightly different ways. Love to you both, from Tatiana and Myron.

Cheri Nadolni
2 months ago

I feel so blessed that I was able to meet the truly wonderful Kitty Hall. She was a beautiful soul and an amazing artist. She always had a pleasant word or thought for me. Her beauty and spirit will live on through you Janet. She loved you dearly! My deepest sympathy to you and Dorian.

Cynthia B.
2 months ago

Dorian, you are a wonderful daughter. Your dedication to your mother’s care during her last years was admirable. I’m sorry to hear she’s passed away, but I’m sure she’s at peace now.
You have my deepest sympathies.

Karl Schwemley
2 months ago

Kitty was a true lover of the outdoors and had two wonderful, caring Daughters. Kitty always sent me a Christmas card faithfully for decades and her paintings of nature were so beautiful. May she continue to enjoy long, beautiful walks in her next life.

"Mr. L"
2 months ago

I am very proud of the paintings hanging in our home of my favorite Ohio artist Kitty Hall
Love Always, “Mr. L”

Diane Tillman Whelton
2 months ago

Dorian and Janet, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Many fond memories when we were younger when our dads worked together. The Tillman Family

Kelly Garcia
2 months ago

We will miss you, Aunt Kitty. I love you.