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Hallie J. Mantle

Hallie Jewel Mantle, age 96, of rural Linn, MO died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at St Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, MO.

She was born April 22, 1914, the daughter of Benona & Grace (Pinet) Mantle on the family farm where she continued to live throughout her life.

Hallie was educated and an educator. She graduated from Linn High School in 1931, as salutatorian of her class. After getting certified to teach, she taught at Flora School, Georgetown School, Luystown School and Forest Grove School. During the summers Hallie attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, MO and received her BS degree in education in 1950. After receiving her degree, she taught in the Jefferson City Public Schools for 21 years. Hallie received a Master's degree in education from Lincoln University. In 1979, she retired from the Linn Public Schools after serving as principal for five years and as a teacher for three years. She touched many lives in her 47 years as a teacher instilling values as well as knowledge.

Aside from teaching, Hallie had a love of history and genealogy and was often asked for information that she so easily shared. She was honored by the State Genealogical Society at a banquet for the work she had done. Many articles involving Osage County were published in the Unterrified Democrat. She also loved all things living?family, friends, animals, flowers, but especially cats.

Hallie was a Christian lady and a member of the Fairview Church of Christ and later the Oklahoma Church of Christ. She served in many different capacities at each church.

Hallie is survived by two nieces, Judy Mantle & Jennifer Mantle, both of Columbia, MO and their mother, Karolyn Carver, who served as a caregiver to Hallie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Myrtle Lavenia Mantle and her brother Arnold Mantle.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28, 2010, from 4-7p.m. at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Morton Chapel with Eric Braman officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Linn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Osage County Historical Society.

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Even though I only knew Hallie Mantle over the last few years, she made a very positive impact on my life. My maiden name is Mantle and I have lived in So. Cal my entire life and had never run across another Mantle outside of my immediate family. My father and mother divorced when I was very young and our father dropped out of sight so I have no remembrance of any Mantle family. All my life, I felt a deep pain over wondering where my father was and about his side of the family, aunts, uncles, cousins, as I knew he was one of ten children. I often wondered if that side even new I existed because I never had heard from any of them. The last few years I started looking searching on a genealogy site which led me to call up the Historical Society. They put me in touch with Hallie and even though we were from different branches of the family tree that settle there in Linn, she embraced me lovingly like a close family member. We talk on phone as best we could with her bad hearing and exchanged letters a few times. I had the privileged of flying to Mo with my brother and spending hours with her over a few days at the convalescent home. She was caring and made me feel special as she seemed truly interested in me, and with sharing family history. We shared our faith in the Lord together and Hallie always ended her conversation with me by saying something like, ? I wish you and your family the best, God Bless you and I love you. ? She did make me feel loved and accepted by a family I always wanted to know. Hallie has helped heal the feeling of loss and pain of missing family that I never got to know. I will be forever grateful to her for that, and to the Lord, for the privilege to have met her.

Mrs. Deanna Masters Mar 14 2011 12:00 AM

Thanks for all the histoy you told for Osage County. Im related to Dr.David Aldred Waters who she wrote about in The Hostory of Osage Co.

Nina Waters - Castillo Sep 21 2010 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Ms. Mantle back in 1973, after marrying her greatnephew Bill Marsh. Over the years we have had sporadic contact, but I always enjoyed our visits and conversations. May she rest in peace.

Erifilie Marsh Jul 28 2010 12:00 AM

a most productive life that has touched many. A family friend from way, way back.

A K Rosenhan Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

I am a distant relative and have one of Hallie's family trees tracing the family back to France. Even though I never met her, I have thought of her often and think of her as the keeper of the family history. Her contributions are very valuable.

Pamela Quigg Henrickson Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

Rita and Bill Lipskoch Jul 26 2010 12:00 AM

I remember her watching me when Mom was helping my sisters at school. She was one of best story tellers of all-time. She'll be greatly missed.

Ron Helmig Family Jul 25 2010 12:00 AM