In Loving Memory …

Rosemary Hall

Rosemary Hall, 89, of Shawnee, KS, formerly of Sedalia, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Homestead of Shawnee in Shawnee.

She was born March 1, 1931 in Ft. Dodge, IA, a daughter of Michael and Laura (Witmer) Firsick.

On May 2, 1949 in Sedalia, MO, she married Herbert Edward “Ed” Hall, Jr., who preceded her in death on January 14, 2006.

Rosemary was a 1948 graduate of Sacred Heart High School.  She was a stay-at-home mom for many years and later worked as a field supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau for 28 years. She enjoyed baking and traveling with Ed, but loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Herb E. Hall, III (life partner, Wade Esser), of Leawood, KS, and Stephen Hall (Debra), of Platte City, MO; three grandchildren, Jared M. Hall (Sarah), Hanna E. Hall, and Parker S. Hall; two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Abigail; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church. Those attending the service are required to wear a mask.  The service will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

There will be no visitation, however friends may pay their respects and sign the guest book between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice.

For those unable to attend the service due to the pandemic restrictions, you may send a “Hug from the Heart.” Send your sympathy message to and we will hand-write your note and attach it to a balloon which will be displayed at the service. The family will be able to see the love and support that surrounds them in their time of loss and know that you are with them in spirit.



5 Responses

  1. Dear Herb and Wade, my most sincere sympathy and prayers upon Rosemary ‘s death. I always saw her at Mass back in the day and she was truly a grand lady. May the Lord hold her in His hand eternally. Fondly, Pam

  2. Dear Herb,
    Sending my sincere condolences upon learning of the passing of your Mother. She was one of your biggest fans!!!!

    Sincerely, Cindy Hansen
    (Former Social Worker with Division of Aging when you were in Home Health at B.P.)

  3. Dear Herb Steve,

    Sending my sincere condolences to all you for your loss. Remember the good times the laughs the love she had for each one of you. She was a great wife mom & aunt to all those that knew her.


    Karen Smith

    Karen Smith

  4. Dear Steve, Herb and family

    So sorry to learn of your sweet Mothers passing. My sincere prayers and sympathy for the days of transition. She was a dear friend to me for many years.

    With heavy heart,
    Darli Benware

  5. Herb, Steve and family, I’m sorry we couldn’t make it to your Mom’s funeral. She was a beautiful lady all her life and I have fond memories or her. God bless you. I’ll have you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Rhonda Houk Long and family.

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