Janet “Jan” Eileen Bryant Hall, 64, Chanute, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her home.
Janet was born in Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1946, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Bernice Hammeke Bryant. She was a graduate of Rozel High School, Rozel, Kan. in 1964 and graduated from Fort Hays State College, Hays, in 1968, with a B.S. in Business Education.
From 1968-1971, she taught at Russell High School, Russell. Jan moved to Chanute in 1973. Since that time she worked as a substitute teacher for USD 413, a secretary at Western Drill and the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce, and as the marketing director for the Tioga Assisted Living from 1992-2000.
She married Steve Bittel at Hays on August 26, 1967. They later divorced. She married Sam Thompson in Chanute in 1983 and they divorced. On May 16, 1998 she married Lyle Hall at Chanute. He survives.
Jan had been an active member of the First Christian Church of Chanute; served on the R.S.V.P. Advisory Council and had been a Red Cross volunteer at Neosho Memorial Hospital. She had also served on the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the American Cancer Society and the Chanute Public Library Board.
Along with her loving husband Lyle, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kierstin Bittel, Topeka, and Matthew and Joann Bittel, Kansas City, Mo.; four grandsons, Drew Bittel and Bret Bittel, Topeka, Tyler Bittel and Charlie Bittel, Kansas City; her mother, Bernice Bryant, Council Grove; two stepchildren, Jeff Hall and Debbie Magunst, Kansas City; four stepgrandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Darrel and Rhonda Bryant, Council Grove, a foster brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sue Selby, Houston, Texas; and eight nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her father in 2007.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the First Christian Church in Chanute.
A brief chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at the Penwell-Gabel Chapel in Council Grove, immediately followed by a committal service at Calvary Cemetery in Council Grove.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute.
Memorials in her name may be made to God’s Pantry at the First Christian Church or the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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