Obituary of Marybelle Hall

Marybelle Georgianna (Snyder) Hall, age 90, of Uniontown, Kansas, died Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the Medicalodge facility in Fort Scott, KS. She was born May 8, 1931, to Lawrence and Dora (Russell) Snyder. She grew up on a farm in rural Bourbon County and attended Pawnee Elementary. Her parents let her start grade school a year early so that she would be in the same class as her older brother, and he wouldn’t have to walk to school alone. She later attended Fort Scott High School as well. She played basketball in high school during the days when each girls’ team had 3 girls playing defense on one end of the court and 3 girls playing offense on the other end. She played defense, so she often joked about how she was on the starting team but wasn’t good at dribbling or shooting.

On June 28, 1947, Marybelle married Melvin Joseph Hall during a small, intimate ceremony in rural Redfield, Kansas. Joe and Marybelle were together for 60 years before he passed away on December 31, 2007. The couple farmed, raised cattle and hogs, and ran an 80-cow dairy operation. In their free time, they raised draft horses and entered them in pulling contests all over the Midwest. Their horses won more than 300 trophies including some State Fair titles. 

Marybelle also worked at Western Insurance for several years in the 1960’s and worked as a clerk at the Bronson Grain Elevator in the 1970’s and 80’s. Marybelle continued to work Customer Service desks at local grocery stores until she was over 80 years old. Marybelle was an amazing seamstress as well. She made all her own pant suits when she was working at the Western and took great pride in making clothes for her children and grandchildren.

For the past ten years, she enjoyed her retirement living next door to her dear sister-in-law, Louise Hall. The two of them had a great time together going out to eat and attending local events. 

Marybelle was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Lloyd Snyder.

She is survived by her brother, Russell Snyder, and her children Wayne (Julia) Hall of Uniontown, and Mary Jo (Steve) LaRue of Bronson. Marybelle had 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and too many beloved nieces and nephews to count.


Kevin Gleason will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 9th, at the Bronson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday evening February 8th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Marybelle Hall Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

One thought on “Obituary of Marybelle Hall”

  1. It’s been a long time since I have seen the family, but have good memories. May she RIP. A good life lived. Sorry for your loss.

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