Mary Adelaide Hallmark Feb. 6, 1922 ~ June 10, 2013
May 31, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Adelaide was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Danvers, Ill., and moved to Llano County as a small child. She grew up riding her horse to school in the Honey Creek area of Llano County. She married William David (Bill) Hallmark when she was a young woman and promptly began her family. Adelaide was a full-time mother to five sons and two daughters- Alfred, Davis, Clay, Lynda, Roy, Vander and Melissa. She died Monday, June 10, 2013 in the same house in Llano where she raised her family. Her house was always full of children - whether they were hers, niece, nephews, or her children’s friends. Her doors were always open for anyone in need.
Her passions in life were her yard, flowers, garden, fishing, swimming, sewing, the University of Texas football games, the Longhorn band and listening to the Llano Yellow Jacket games on Friday night on her headphones. She was "green” before it was the fashionable thing to be - she used to send her recycling to Austin with her children the before the word recycling was even known in Llano.
She was a member of the Llano Church of Christ and also attended services for many years at the Lone Grove Church of Christ.
Adelaide’s family includes husband Bill Hallmark, son Alfred Hallmark, son Davis Hallmark and wife Sandy and their daughters Sheila and Beth, son Clay Hallmark and his wife Karen and their daughter Alaina and son Brandon (deceased), daughter Lynda Hallmark Gammage and her late husband Bob and their son Sam, son Roy Hallmark and his wife Cindy and his daughter Shelby, son Vander Hallmark and his wife Cindy and his daughter Tiffany and son Vander Geoffery, and daughter Melissa Hallmark Munsell and her husband Charlie and their son Corby and daughter Megan. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister-in law, brother-in-laws,and cousins.
Adelaide was laid to rest at the Bluffton Cemetery in Llano County with a very simple graveside service at her request on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Adelaide loved flowers so her family could not honestly say "in lieu of flowers make donations to the charity of your choice.” However, we believe she would have requested donations to the Llano County Library (where she worked for many years) or the Cherokee Home for Children.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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