OBITUARY: Mark Spencer Hall

Mark Spencer Hall, 70, of Newton, passed away Aug. 20, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Hays, to Raymond C. and Portia E. L. (Redpath) Hall, the eldest of five children.

Mark attended all 12 years of his early education in Quinter, graduating in 1968. Mark was united in marriage to Colleen June Albin in Quinter on Jan. 2, 1972. Their 38-year marriage was blessed with two children.

In 1973, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Kansas State University and taught high school students in Logan. In 1975, he earned a master’s degree in education and counseling from Kansas State University and became the high school guidance counselor in Sterling. There, his daughter, Michelle, was born in 1977 with serious medical issues and his desire to help people expanded to include medicine. In 1981, his son Ryan was born. In 1983, he graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine, and the family moved to Wichita, where Mark completed his Family Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Hall established a family practice clinic in Hesston in 1986, where he served the community for 33 years, retiring in August 2019.

Mark loved his occupation as a family practice doctor, for it incorporated the treatment of a patient throughout their life changes. “Doc” always took time to listen, genuinely cared for each person and wasn’t afraid to push the envelope in offering the best treatment available.

After Colleen’s death on June 20, 2010, Mark married Eloise Denise (Albin) Tichenor, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Together, Mark and Eloise enjoyed 10 years of marriage, hiking and traveling, delighting in the beauty and splendor of God’s creation.

There is no doubt that Mark was a fully devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. His life reflected the love of Christ, the joy of the Lord and the divine energy of the Holy Spirit. He was a man made for friendship. He loved life, he loved people and he enjoyed sports—particularly golf. Mark was generous with his time, talents, gifts and service—traveling on a medical mission trip to Ukraine in 2012.

Survivors include two children, Michelle Erin Hall of Newton, and Dr. Ryan Douglas Hall and wife Katie (Johnson) Hall of Hesston; grandchildren, Anya June Hall and Jack Anthony Hall of Hesston; wife, Eloise Hall of the home; and stepdaughter Leslie Black of Salina. He also is survived by a sister, Isabel (Hall) Flora and husband Paul Flora of Olathe; and a brother, Raymond W. Hall and his wife Christie, who currently reside on the island of Bohol in the Philippines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond C. and Portia E. L. (Redpath) Hall; his first wife, Colleen June (Albin) Hall; a sister, Margaret (Hall) VanDolah; and a brother, Allen A. Hall.

Per Mark’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.

There will be a private family graveside service for the interment.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, at Grace Community with a luncheon to follow.

Memorials are suggested to Smile Train. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Kan., 67114.

Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

 

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