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Legislation #: 130086 Introduction Date: 1/31/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/10/2013
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS GLOVER, TAYLOR, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, MARCASON, CIRCO, SHARP, FORD, DAVIS, JOHNSON, CURLS, BROOKS AND REED
Title: Expressing sympathy on the death of Adele Coryell Hall.

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1/31/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/31/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO130086

 

Expressing sympathy on the death of Adele Coryell Hall.

WHEREAS, Kansas City civic leader and wife for nearly 60 years of Donald J. Hall, chairman of Hallmark Cards, Inc., was born Adele Coryell in 1931 in Lincoln, Nebraska; and

 

WHEREAS, Adele devoted countless hours to numerous organizations, both locally and nationally, and a had a special passion for the health, education and well-being of children; and

 

WHEREAS, Adele held leadership positions on the boards of the United Negro College Fund, the Points of Light Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Partnership for Children, the Menninger Foundation, George Bush Presidential Library Center and the Library of Congress Trust Fund, among others; and

 

WHEREAS, she was the first woman president of the Heart of America United Way, was a board chairman of Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and served on the boards of the Pembroke Hill School, Salvation Army, Starlight Theatre and the American Red Cross; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1990 she was named Kansas Citian of the Year, becoming the first woman to hold the title, and she was also named the Kindest Kansas Citian by the STOP Violence Coalition; and

 

WHEREAS, Adele received numerous awards and honors for her community service, including the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Philanthropist of the Year from the Kansas City Council on Philanthropy, the William F. Yates Trustee Medallion for Distinguished Service from William Jewell College, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nebraska; and

 

WHEREAS, Adele had a special place in her heart for Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Hospital, where she rocked babies in the hospital nursery, chaired board meetings, and lead multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns; and

 

WHEREAS, Adele spent her life serving others and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Adele Coryell Hall for her lifetime of service to Kansas City and beyond; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to Adele Coryell Hall’s family in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City on this occasion.

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