Obituary of Forrest Hall

Forrest E. “Slim” Hall, age 86, a resident of Ft. Scott, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.  He was born April 4, 1932, in Dadeville, Missouri, the son of Forrest L. Hall and Ada Vance Hall.  At age 16, he moved from Dadeville to Ft. Scott, Kansas, where he was employed by Lyons Cleaners and later for Woodard Cleaners.  He married Betty Wratchford in 1953.   Slim and Betty moved to Ft. Benning, Georgia where Slim was serving with the United States Army.  They returned to Ft. Scott in 1955.  Slim operated a maintainer for Bourbon County for twenty-five years.  In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as playing pool.

Survivors include his wife, Betty and his son, Danny, both of the home; two brothers, Norwood Hall of Dadeville, Missouri and Cletis Hall of Ft. Scott and a sister, Wilma Wilson, also of Ft. Scott as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hershel Hall.

Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 11th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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