Winona Mae (Cooper) Hall, 90, died Nov. 17, 2013 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port, Mo. The daughter of Herbert and Edith (Rosenbohm) Cooper, she was born Aug. 12, 1923, at home in rural Langdon, Mo. She was baptized, confirmed and married in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Langdon.
Winona attended Langdon grade school and graduated from Rock Port High School in 1941. She then attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb., for one semester. She returned to Rock Port and was employed at the Bank of Atchison County.
On June 17, 1945, she married Earle M. Hall. They made their home on the family farm 12 miles north of Rock Port. In 1969, they moved into Rock Port where she lived until 2011, when she became a resident of Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Winona and Earle celebrated 57 years together before his death in 2002. She was a full-time homemaker and farm wife. She loved working in her yard and flowers. As a couple, they were active with the Navigator Ministries. The highlight of their life was introducing Jesus to people and leading them through the scriptures. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Westboro, Mo.
She was preceded by her husband, Earle; sister Mary Louise Meyerkorth; brothers-in-law Ben and John Hall; and nephew Benjamen Hall III.
She is survived by daughter Rebecca Herron and husband, Danny, Rock Port; grandsons Corey Herron and wife Kristi, Kelley Herron and wife Amy and Thomas Herron, all of Rock Port; granddaughter Cyndee Thompson and husband, Tomie, Hamburg; seven great grandchildren, Andrew, Austin and Adam Thompson, Hamburg, Emily, Nick and Joey Herron, and Phillip Herron, all of Rock Port; sisters-in-law Caroline (Hall) Kurtz, Forest City, Mo., and Donna Hall, Omaha; brother-in-law Arnold Meyerkorth, Rock Port; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro, Mo. Interment will be at High Creek Cemetery, Watson, Mo.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.
Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Condolences can be expressed at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, is in charge of arrangements.