Kathryn Wayland Hall

Kathryn Wayland Hall, 99, of Front Royal, VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Winchester, VA.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Terry Clark. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Panorama Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Mrs. Hall was born May 5, 1918 in Akron, OH, daughter of the late Julian Earle Wayland and Kathryn VanZandt Wayland. Mrs. Hall received her nursing degree from Georgetown University before entering the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Mrs. Hall received her Master’s Degree in special education from the University of Denver and retired as a special education teacher from George Mason Center in Arlington, VA. Mrs. Hall volunteered for many organizations including Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Samuels Public Library for over 50 years. She was the first woman to be appointed Commander of the American Legion chapter in Front Royal, VA. She was married to the late Lt. Col. Cloyd R. Hall (U.S. Army, Ret.).

Surviving are two children James R. Hall and wife Tina of Winchester, VA and Sharon H. Ritter and husband George of Front Royal, VA; one brother Richard Wayland and wife Peggy of Culpeper, VA; grandchildren Jackie Gagnon and Michelle Humphrey both of Mechanicville, MD, Ayla Hall of Richmond, VA, Jessie Biggs of Lynchburg, VA , Grace Biggs of Nashville, TN, Michael Ritter of White Post, VA and George Ritter, II of Bluemont, VA; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Connie Longerbeam; stepmother, Jessie Brown Wayland and four brothers James Wayland, Julian Wayland, Larry Wayland, and Chuckie Wayland.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and VFW.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Samuels Public Library, Warren County Retired Teachers Association, VFW Post 1860 or to the American Legion Giles B. Cook Post 53.

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