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Marsha Maxfield Hall

May 6, 1952 — February 19, 2024

Marsha Maxfield Hall, 71, of West Chester, PA, passed away February 19, 2024.

Born May 6, 1952 in Lynwood, CA, she was a daughter of the late True Harvey Maxfield, Jr. and Virginia Elizabeth (née Reynolds) Maxfield. 

Marsha attended California High School, and then received her Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University. She worked for many years as a technical writer and eventually part owner of Dunn-Rowan, where she met her husband, James Hall. After she started her family, she did secretarial work for her local churches, and eventually became the Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church. Marsha loved working with young children and designing programs for them through the church. During her time in Children’s Ministries, Marsha also wrote and published Bible lessons for children. She ended her career as a Project Manager for Progressive Publishing Alternatives, where she did copy editing for various textbooks. Marsha loved getting to learn new things through the textbooks she edited and made good use of her close attention to detail. 

Marsha loved reading throughout her life. She loved science fiction, the classics, and religious literature. She was a writer throughout her life, whether she was doing it professionally or not. She diligently completed the NaNoWriMo contest for years. She was deeply involved in the church. She attended many Bible study classes, served on committees, and sang in the choir. Marsha dearly loved babies and every week volunteered her time in the church nursey. She also loved music. She played piano for all of her life and loved to sing hymns at church. She had an excellent record collection and especially loved Joni Mitchell. Marsha took joy in little things. A lifelong cat lover, she loved spending time with her pets. She loved sweets, in particular white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, and she loved spending quiet evenings with her family reading or watching TV. 

Marsha got great joy from her family. She married her best friend, Jim Hall, and through the marriage gained two daughters, Molly Hall (Jason Gingold) and Wendy Hendrickson (Pat). With Jim, she had David Hall and Annie Rotter (Paul). Marsha was a loving and attentive mother. She was generous with her time, and patient and understanding. She was blessed with several grandchildren: Sadie Gingold, Charlie Gingold, Oscar Hendrickson, Channer Hendrickson, Sarah Rotter, and Abigail Rotter. She was the dear sister of True H. “Bud” Maxfield (Colleen) and Tom Maxfield (Rita). 

Marsha was a good friend to all she met. She took the time to listen to people and always gave her time and attention to those who needed it. She truly lived her faith through her actions and concern for others. 

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, followed by her Memorial Service at 2:00 PM. Interment is private. 


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Saturday, February 24, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester

1627 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester

1627 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

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