Thursday, September 4, 2008

Clairece Lerae (Deill) Hall, 94, of Cassville, passed away on Aug. 30, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on July 28, 1914, in McCune, Kan., to Ray and Myrtle (Mueller) Deill. She was a 1932 graduate of Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kan., and attended Pittsburg State College. On May 3, 1937, she married Glen Lloyd Hall.

During World War II, she was a bookkeeper at Camp Crowder while her husband, Glen, managed the local theater. In 1943, Glen and Clairece purchased the Ozark Theater, and in 1944, they opened the Hall Theater located on the square in Cassville. They opened the Green Hills Drive-In Theater in Cassville in 1952. In 1960, they built and began operation of the Campbell Point Boat Dock and Motel, and in 1963, they developed the Sycamore Landing Subdivision, both in Shell Knob. In 1969, they developed the Southern Hills Subdivision in Cassville. After 54 years of marriage, Glen passed away on Oct. 21, 1991.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Cassville, Phi Mu Sorority, Silver Leaf Benefit Club and the Motion Picture Pioneers of America.

Survivors include: one daughter, Susan (Hall) Doty, of Cassville; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Elizabeth Doty on Dec. 23, 2007, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Rev. Bob Neeley officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville. Memorials may be made to the Barry County Museum and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home.