Loretta J. Hall

July 21, 1935 ‒ February 24, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Loretta J. Hall, age 84, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Kingston Residence following an extended illness.

On July 21, 1935, Loretta was born in Ironton, Ohio, to the late Harold E. and Lorena (Knox) Hoptry.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1953.

She married Francis “Doc” Hall, on September 26, 1954.  He preceded her in death on June 23, 2013.

Loretta was a loving homemaker, caring for her husband and children until they were all in school.  She started back to work as a secretary for the Salem United Church of God.  She also was an executive officer for the Marion Board of Realtors, until her retirement in 1999.

Loretta was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church.

She will be missed by her four children: Michael (Gena) Hall of Marion, Beth (Stuart) Williams of Loveland, Steven (Michelle) Hall of Marion, and Deb Wine of Miamisburg; three grandchildren: Danielle (Jay) Tong, Erica (Isaac) Wine-Thorn, and Ethan Hall; three great-grandsons: Adrian Geyer, and Dylan and Logan Tong; a sister, Mary (Chuck) Rife of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Loretta was preceded in death by four siblings: Larry Hoptry, Margaret Ann Hoptry, Georgia Hartley, and Markay Ralston.

Her family will greet friends from 10 – 11:30 am on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will follow there at 11:30 am, with Rev. Mark Schuring officiating.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org/donate).

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Loretta’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Mike, Beth, Steve and Deb,

    We are sincerely sorry for your loss. She was a pretty lady and a very nice person. We miss her in the neighborhood.

  • I truly enjoyed watching the video, all the flowers reminded me of their back yard, she was quite the gardener as she loved flowers. When I was a child I recall she always had red geraniums in the planter on the front porch , which I have also done as it’s always reminded me of her. I loved your mother so very much. She was my second mom. After moving away from Marion I remained close with Loretta and Francis, she and I wrote letters back and forth and when I was in Marion I would always find time to stop in and visit. When Loretta was no longer able to correspond with me, Beth keep the correspondence going with me. Beth, thank you so much for keeping me updated on your mom, I truly appreciate your kindness. I will forever treasure the memories I made with Loretta and Francis.

    I have very fond memories shared with the Hall family from our days living on Evergreen Road. We were all very blessed as children. Please accept this note as my deepest heartfelt condolences for the loss of your very beautiful inside and out mother.

    Love and Hugs to each of you as you lost a treasure of a woman.


  • Mary my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of Loretta’s death.
    May you and her children find comfort in the happy memories of Loretta’s life.
    With deepest sympathy.