Edith Hall Waller

Published 9:12 am Monday, February 27, 2017

Edith Hall Waller, 92, of Woodleaf, died on Feb. 23, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

She was born June 6, 1924 to the late Henry Thomas Hall Sr. and the late Minnie Lippard Hall.

She was preceded in death by 3 of her siblings: Kathryn Hall Deal, Henrietta Hall Powell and Wayne Lippard Hall Sr.

Survivors: a brother, Henry T. Hall Jr. of Woodleaf.

She married Kenneth M. Waller on Aug. 17, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1992.  Survivors: their children, Ronald H. Waller of Woodleaf and Cynthia W. Sain (Bill) of Concord; 3  grandsons, Brian (Melissa) Waller of Mt. Ulla, Brad (Stephanie) Waller of Cooleemee and Charlie (Caroline) Wilkinson of Powhatan, Va.;  great-grandchildren, Luke, Sarah, Mary, and Anna Waller of Mt. Ulla, Waylon and Cheyenne Waller of Cooleemee; and a great-granddaughter Wilkinson due in March.

She graduated from Woodleaf High School, Class of 1941. She graduated from Elon University in 1945 with a bachelor’s degree in music. She taught piano at Mt. Ulla and Cooleemee schools. In 1959 she enrolled at Catawba College and earned a degree in elementary education. She taught at Dukeville Elementary and Woodleaf Elementary before going to Cooleemee Elementary where she taught first grade for 24 years. She was a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mocksville, where she served as pianist for 30 years, taught Sunday School, was a member of WELCA, served on several committees, and later sang in the choir.

A celebration of her life was held in the Summersett Memorial Chapel in Salisbury on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. David Nelson officiating. The family received friends prior to the service. Burial followed at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran, 1913 US 601 S, Mocksville; or to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury,  28144.

Condolences: www.summersettfuneralhome.com.