Vida Mae Hall, 84, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the River Oaks Nursing Home in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
She was born, April 13, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Helen and Thomas Eberling, formerly of Dundalk, Maryland. Vida Mae was a graduate of Dundalk High School in Maryland and attended St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church.
She spent most of her professional career in Baltimore with the University of Maryland Hospital serving as the administrative assistant to the head of pediatrics.
Vi and her daughter Cheryl moved to Kincheloe, West Virginia in 1979, where they lived simply off of the land. Later Vi and Cheryl opened a daycare center serving the community of Jane Lew, West Virginia, for four years. Eventually, the day care was converted to the Hallcraft Basketry Outlet.
The beautifully woven baskets were sold in craft fairs all over West Virginia. Vi was a women of many talents. She was an avid reader who baked, cooked, and quilted. Vi was also an active member of First United Methodist Church in Jane Lew. There, she taught Sunday school, assisted in various activities and was a regular fixture during Sunday service, until her health prevented her from attending.
She is survived by one son, Thomas L. Hall, Sr. and his significant other, Beth Armentrout of Good Hope. Three grandchildren; Corey Cyphert, her husband Charles, of Pittsburgh, Clinton Gabbert of Morgantown, Thomas Hall and his wife Megan of Baltimore, Maryland. One great-granddaughter, Ruby Cyphert; a sister, Linda Eberling of West Chester, Ohio; her niece Melissa Schock and her husband Brendan of Salisbury, Maryland; a nephew, Jack English along with his four children of Liberty Township, Ohio. Vi had many strong and enduring friendships. She had a special bond with Linda Sue Cogar, of Jane Lew. Linda Sue’s visits and companionship were a constant comfort to Vi and her family for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Gabbert and a son, David Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Jane Lew First United Methodist Church, 6345 Main Street, Jane Lew, West Virginia, 26378.
Friends are invited to join the family at noon, Sunday, May 21, at First Methodist Church in Jane Lew to celebrate the life and honor the memory of the kind and spirited woman, who left all who knew her happier and wiser.