Ino Hall - (1934-2015)
It is with great regret that we tell share this information about the death of Pearl historian and former Pearl Community Center board treasurer, Ino Hall. Ino and her husband, Raymond, contributed many hours of volunteer work to help Ronald Medart and the other local Pearl volunteers restore the historic Pearl schoolhouse so that it could once again be used as a focal point for community activities. Ino also served as the volunteer Pearl Community Center board treasurer for many years. Ino always was very proud to say that her mother had been the music teacher for the Pearl school and often pointed out the photo hanging in the back classroom that shows Ino's mother playing the piano. Everyone referred to Ino as the "Pearl historian" because she grew up in Pearl and had a great memory of all the details about Pearl's past. Ino enjoyed telling people about Pearl and she was given a "Mini-Pearl award" as "Best Pearl Historian" for all her help with the Pearl documentary.
Following is Ino's obituary that was published on the Scott Funeral Home website.
Ino Hall, age 81, of Evant passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville, with Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. Burial will follow at the Bee House Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at the funeral home.
Ino was born on March 7, 1934 in the Bee House community of Coryell County, to the late Delos and Vera Freeman Walker. She grew up and went to school in Pearl, graduating as Valedictorian of the Class of 1951. She married Raymond Hall on September 8, 1952. As a military family, she and her husband resided all over the world. Late in life, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Texas in Tyler. She taught high school English and Spanish for 15 years, before retiring in 1993. After her retirement, they moved back to Evant, where they have lived for the last 22 years. They were active in the Pearl Bluegrass Jam organization. She also was an avid quilter, being involved in the Pearl and Evant Quilting Clubs. She was a member of Pearl Community Fellowship Church.
Ino is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond Hall; daughter, Vicky Clark and husband, Jimmy of Mabank; sons, Tracy Hall of Mabank, Jon Hall and wife, Lisa of College Station; nine grandchildren, Shaun Clark and wife, Traci, Rachel Perry and husband, Curtis, Ashley Abbe and husband, T.J., Sarah Stasny and husband, George, Alicia Hall, Emily Hall, Ami Hall, Noah Hall, and Jackson Hall; four great-grandchildren, Madison Clark, Jaymeson Clark, Cain Perry and T.J. Abbe, III.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pearl Community Fellowship Church, c/o Sally Freeman, 120 CR 157, Evant, TX 76525 or the Pearl Book Cottage, c/o Linda Ray, 1771 CR 152, Purmela, TX 76566.