January 24, 2010
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 1/27/2010 17:00:00
260 Riggs St. Plymouth OH 44865 1/28/2010 11:00:00
Hala B. (Kennard) Adkins Toms, age 86, resident of Shiloh, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at the Heritage Care Center.
Hala was a blessing to all those who knew her. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable in her presence and welcome in her home. She was a member of LifePoint Community Church in Plymouth.
She was born on October 14, 1923 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Floyd and Amy Hester Kennard. She moved with her family to Willard, Ohio at age four; married Avery Adkins in 1941 and B. Edward Toms in 1960. Both are deceased.
Hala is survived by her sons, Danny (Sue) Adkins of Shiloh; David Toms of Reynoldsburg; step-son, Ed (Mary) Toms of Lucas; and step-daughter, Sue (Ron) Eden of Mansfield; son-in-law, George Shepherd of Shiloh; nine grandchildren, Amy Thompson of Shiloh; Jennifer (Dirk) Roberts of Shiloh; Jack (Amanda) Thompson of Willard; Angie (Shannon) Chaffins of Willard; Tonia (John) Kopp of Loudonville; Danyelle (Brian) Sauder of Lucas; Heather (Todd) Hall of Wheelersburg; Matt (Jennifer) Eden of Jackson; and Tiffinay Eden of Mansfield; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Shepherd; eight siblings including, Zelma Patrick; Wanda Oney; Anna Dean Nease; Delmer Kennard; Elmer “Bill” Kennard; Parnell “Whitey” Kennard; Floyd “Red” Kennard; and James “Pinky” Kennard.
She retired from Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. with 34 years of service and later worked at Bank One in Lucas, and the Lucas School cafeteria before retiring from the Plymouth-Shiloh School cafeteria.
Hala loved spending time with her family, serving in her church, cooking, collecting bears, Longaberger Baskets, and traveling with her son David through the U.S., England, Austria, Canada and the Holy Land.
Hala will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Heritage Care Center for all their special care and kindness.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 5-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at LifePoint Cummunity Church 260 Riggs St., Plymouth, Ohio with Reverend Rich Hurles officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
David, We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. We remember her from Lucas School. She was a wonderful and sweet person. We remember her dearly. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless
Darold & Loretta Harless & Family
David, I was so sorry to hear about your mothers
passing. Please accept my condolences. I lost my
mother a few years ago and I think of her every day. I know you and know that you were a very good son to her.
Best wishes, Edna
We are truly saddened by the loss of your Mother and want you to know, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Although her journey on earth has ended, she has a new beginning, claiming her just reward and finding everlasting peace, together with the Lord. May God’s gentle peace comfort you hearts.
To Aunt Hal-lee’s family.. Sorry to hear of your lost. She was a special lady with a big smile and a heart of gold. I remeber the hugs she gave out and always fussing,making sure nobody needed anything .I have fond memories of her.
Cammie & Steve Workman
David, We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. No one who knew her will forget her goodness to one and all. We are in Florida for the winter and will miss the services but know that we are thinking of you and your family.
I am sad to not have Hala with us but know she is rejoicing in Heaven singing those songs she loved.
I will miss her at Heritage Care Center but she is in a better place.
We did activities together and she had such a
beautiful smile and that laugh was contagious.
What a beautiful lady!!
Dear Dan, Sue and your entire family. I was terribly saddened to read this AM about your Dear Mother. I will always remember her as the beautiful person she was. She always had a smile on her face. I am so very happy to have had the opportunity of meeting you all in her room in the past few days. I know you were dedicated to visiting her but, also know how hard it was for you to see her not be able to be herself. I send you my deepest sympathy. She is in her final home now which I am sure is what she always looked forward to. My care, compassion and friendship I send to you all.
David, our thoughts and prayers are with you [and your family] at this especially difficult time.
Sorry to hear about your Mom, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Hala’s passing. I will also remember her kind and joyful spirit. As a child she always made me feel very special. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.