England nee Hall, Vineda

Date: Friday, April 4, 2015
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church near Myrtle, MO

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church near Myrtle, MO

Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Myrtle, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the St. Clair Southern Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO


Vineda England of St. Clair, MO, formerly Buckner, MO, departed this life in Pacific, MO, on March 31, 2015, having reached the age of eighty-eight years, ten months and twenty-one days. Vineda was born in Pathfork, KY, on May 10, 1926, daughter of General Ulysses S. Grant Hall, known to all as Grant, and Rosa Hall nee Brock. On August 6, 1949, she was united in marriage to Demps Elzie England and four children came to bless this union.

Vineda is survived by her children, Linda Trammell and husband, Terry, of St. Clair, MO, Elizabeth Lockhart and husband, Floyd, Jr., of Cape Girardeau, MO and twins, Jeanne England of Odessa, MO and John A. England and wife, Linda, of Lake Lotawana, MO; by eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; by nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Vineda was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and Rosa Hall; by her step-mother, Emily Hall; by two brothers, Homer Hall and infant Harmon Hall; by three sisters, Velma Stewart, Callie Hall and Violet “Ruth” Berden; and by one granddaughter, Becky England.

Vineda was a devoted Christian and member of St. Clair Southern Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. As long as her health allowed, she had been an active member of the church, and was especially passionate about Vacation Bible School and always worked to support the function. As a young woman, Vineda was proud to have worked as a welder during World War II, welding on the Sherman tanks. During the years she lived in Buckner, MO, she had been an active member of the Rebecca Lodge of Buckner. Vineda was a talented cook and put her talents to work as the co-owner and manager of her and her husband’s restaurants. They began with Vineda’s Cafe in Myrtle, MO. In later years, while they lived in Thayer, MO, they owned the Dinner Bell restaurant and bakery, where she put her talents to work decorating cakes. Later in life, she enjoyed cooking at various nursing homes. She had been an active, outgoing person throughout her life and when her children were young, she enjoyed sewing their clothes. She also made and quilted many quilts and also was talented at crochet. Many of her handmade items will now be treasured heirlooms. Gardening was another of her hobbies and she raised beautiful flowers. Nothing made Vineda happier than when she was surrounded by her grandchildren and family, sharing love and laughter and creating wonderful memories.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and friend; she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, on Friday, April 3, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church near Elm Store, AR. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Elm Store, AR. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Southern Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO.