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Arlene Hall (Ford) Obituary


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“Dr. Hall played a monumental part in my life. She helped me on so many occasions with my path to becoming a special education teacher. I attended...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Lovell Turner - Morganfield, KY

“RANDY, I have never met you. I am Arlene's Aunt. I sure you know that. I just wanted to say I am very sorry about your loss. I know that some day we...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Hall-Wolfe

“John & Dody, Anita, and all the grandkids.May God bless you all and help you through this to understand that someday we will see her again. She...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Hall-Wolfe - Fort Myers, FL

“Aunt Arlene, you were an incredibly beautiful person. I will always remember the memories we have of you. It seems as though everywhere I look both...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Stefani Goetz - Lafayette, IN

“Dear Anita, So sorry to hear about Arlene. I have such fond memories of both of you. What a wonderful person she was, always the first to give back....Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sherry Swindell Sheets - IN

“John, Dody, Anita, Randy and families: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Arlene and I were close friends as kids and I...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Lynell Miller - Milwaukee, WI

“Arlene was one of the first people I met when I moved to Barnwell, South Carolina. She was a great person and a great teacher for students with...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Elaine Haltiwanger - Denmark, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Dr. Hall was a big part of my becoming a special educator. I took one of her classes to...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Regina Harrison - Princeton, KY

“Arlene was a passionate educator and devoted her life’s work to improving the education and opportunities for students with disabilities. As a...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Janice Grskovic - Friend

“I was sorry to hear of Dr. Hall's passing. She was a wonderful person--a teacher who cared about her students and their future students. She was a...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Emerson - Calvert City, KY

“I am out of town (Nashville), but I just wanted to say that my husband Jack, spoke very highly of Arelene. I did not know her well, but I she was an...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Janice (Mrs. Jack) Rose - Murray, KY

“Randy,John&Doty and Families, We share many good memories of being with each other in growing and shareing. Our hearts and prayers are with you....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bert & Ginny Lawson - Conroe, TX

“I was very saddened to hear of Arlene’s passing. She was a remarkable person who touched more lives than you will ever know. You will be in my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Shelly Weatherford - friend

“Dr. Hall was a very caring person who always greeted me with a smile every time I saw her. She was compassionate and held her dearest friends in the...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Penny Fletcher - Murray, KY

“Randy and family, I worked with Arlene when I was at Murray State several years ago. What a bright light she was. Always, she was positive and had a...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dusty Knotts - Nashville , TN

“We were so sorry to hear about your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you comfort during this most difficult time. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Nick and Nancy Laurino - IN

“Dr. Hall was not only the best special education professor that I ever had as a student at Murray State, but she was a wonderful friend and mentor to...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Elyssa Koch - Paducah, KY


Arlene M Hall (Ford) passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Murray, Kentucky. She was born November 6, 1955 in Michigan City, Indiana to John and Dolores Hall, who survive. In 1997 she married Randal Ford surviving, Murray, Kentucky. Other survivors are one sister, Anita Hall DeRitter, Louisiana; Niece, Carol Roy (Jeremy) DeRitter, Louisiana: Nephew John Goetz (Stefani), Lafayette, Indiana; and three great nieces
Services will be held at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home on 201 South 3rd Street, Murray Kentucky, on Friday, May 28th at 12:00 noon, Burial will be private in Foster Cemetery, Rolling Prairie, Indiana. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Murray State University Foundation, Attention Billie Downing Scholarship Fund, 106 Development Center, Murray, Kentucky 42071. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – funeral hour at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.
Arlene received her Ph.D. from Purdue University; and M.Ed. for University of South Carolina; B.S. in Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Arlene was with the Barnwell, South Carolina School System from 1978 – 1993 where she served as a guidance counselor and taught special education and math. Arlene came to Murray State University in 1997 as a member of the Department of Adolescent, Career, and Special Education. In addition to a variety of professional publications, she was a frequent presenter at both state and national levels. Arlene was awarded several grants for projects with Murray State University, and the Kentucky Department of Education grant for Young Men’s leadership academy for summers from 2007-2010.
Arlene received many special honors in her career. Those most special to her were The Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Education, Murray State In 2004. The Who’s who of professional educators, International who’s who 2004. The teacher of the year award at Guinyard-Butler Middle School In Barnwell, South Carolina 1992-1993.
Arlene was fearless in her caring for others. She served individuals and families with special needs in a variety of ways, including educating teachers and consulting for schools and families. She served as President 2008 -2009 of Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children and was a member of the Board of Directors Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children.

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