Phyllis Ruth (Rearick) Hall

Born: Sat., Sep. 11, 1926
Died: Mon., Oct. 14, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Location: River Park

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Location: River Park

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Phyllis Ruth Hall
September 11, 1926 – October 14, 2013
SOUTH BEND – Phyllis Ruth Hall, 87, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:25 PM Monday, October 14, 2013 at Michiana Health and Rehabilitation Center, Mishawaka, where she has resided since having a stroke.
Phyllis was born on September 11, 1926 in Mishawaka to the late Murray A. and Ruth E. (Gould) Rearick, and has been a lifelong resident of this area.  She was a 1944 graduate of John Adams High School.
On September 2, 1950 in South Bend, IN at the River Park United Methodist Church, she was united in marriage to Edwin “Keith” Hall.  Keith and Phyllis were married for 45 years, until his passing on October 8, 1995.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Murray A. Rearick, and a grandson, Kevin Hall.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Kimberly L. (William) Drew of Granger, IN and Gregory M. (Teri) Hall of South Bend; six grandchildren, Katie Drew, Kristi Drew, Jonathan Drew, Jennifer (Wesley) Scott, Laura Hall, Brian Hall; three great grandchildren, Tyler, Alexia and Makenzie.
Phyllis worked as an Assistant Event Manager for the University of Notre Dame Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center for 20 years, retiring in 1996.  She previously worked at Studebakers, US Van Lines and Bekins Van Lines.  Phyllis grew up in the River Park area and attended the River Park United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member.  Phyllis was always very active in the church until her declining health.  The church has always been a cornerstone of her life.
Funeral services for Phyllis R. Hall will be 11:30 AM Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park at 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615 with Rev. Mike Butler, pastor of the River Park UMC, officiating.  Graveside services will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN.  Friends may gather with the family on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM till the time of the service at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to River Park United Methodist Church 920 S. 23rd Street, South Bend, IN 46615.  Online condolences may be made to the Hall family at


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Charles Reger & Associates
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
Our most deepest sympathies for your loss. Phyllis was an amazing person and she will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She was one of our most favorite patients and our biggest fan. So many have expressed their gratitude for her help in so many ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Steve and Linda Rupert
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have been such supportive children who would make any mother proud. We will be unable to be with you on Saturday so we send our love and hugs.

Shannon Wiebold
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Phyllis was a wonderful, kind funny lady. I had the pleasure of meeting Phyllis at my job, only to discover and make the connection that she was the grandmother of my dear friend, Jennifer.
My thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and her family. May she rest peacefully and be remembered always.
Shannon Wiebold and Jillian

John Patrick Rearick
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
My condolences and sympathies. Aunt Phyllis will be missed! She was always so sweet and warm to me- a lovely great aunt to have. I will always remember her at Christmastime, both from our family gatherings and her presence in church and the choir.

With love,
John Patrick

Charles Pates
   Posted Sat October 19, 2013
I met Phyllis a few years ago when I began helping out (as the speaker) at the outreach ministry at Tanglewood. The ministry team gives a Christmas gift to those who attend the church service; a book of pictures of the close-knit community that we have come to know and love.

Through this picture directory I discovered that I worked with Phyllis' daughter Kim (at Martin's) years earlier.

I send my condolences to your family and I too, will miss her.

We had a neat friendship. I noticed that she would have a cup of decaf during our services- so I began getting it for her, and having it ready when she came in. She eventually got used to it- but always still had the most genuine thank you's and warm smiles of appreciation in return.

Whenever we talked, Phyllis would take my hand in both of hers, and rub the top of my hand the entire time we talked. She just was so very nurturing.

We talked about the Bible- but mostly we looked at pictures of the grand kids; she was so proud of them, and beamed ear to ear when she had a new picture to share.

She was just a loveable, sweet, wonderful lady. And will be missed.

My prayer is that our Lord will comfort you through this time of grief, and encourage you with the promise of resurrection. (Rev. 21:4)


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