Cover photo for Laura  L. Hally's Obituary
Laura  L. Hally Profile Photo
1933 Laura 2020

Laura L. Hally

September 25, 1933 — January 25, 2020

Laura L. Hally, age 86, of Versailles, passed away Saturday morning, January 25, 2020, due to injuries sustained in a house fire.

She was born September 25, 1933, in Hoisington, Kansas a daughter of Lawrence L. and Olive L. Collicott Pearce.  On October 21, 1965, in Miami, Oklahoma, Laura was united in marriage to John Hally, who preceded her in death September 29, 2013.

She was a homemaker, busy raising her children and her wonderful granddaughter (raised as a daughter Melissa McClanahan) and caring for her husband.

Laura spent most of her life in Kansas.  Following John’s retirement they moved to Morgan County, making their home in Versailles.

She was an animal lover especially to her dogs Little Bit and Pumpkin and her two birds.  She enjoyed camping, going to church, ceramics,  going to garage sales, loved her holiday decorations, listening to her Ham radio, watching Westerns, Duck Dynasty and The Voice; however her greatest enjoyment came from her family, blood related and those she adopted to be family and claimed as family.  She was loved by many and she thought the world of her grandchildren, whom she loved very much, even through bad times.

Survivors include one son, Thomas McClanahan of Stover, one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Edward Richardson of Kansas, one sister, Velta Ince, a special family member, Cheryl Kraft of Collins; seven grandchildren, one step grandchild, thirteen great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren, along with other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Laura was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cindy Cook a son Donald Mcclanahan Jr pronounced death at birth  and two sisters, Delana Rothenberger and Vi Kassellman.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, in the West Lawn Addition of the Versailles Cemetery.


Graveside Service West Lawn Addition of Versailles Cemetery Friday, January 31, 2020 1:00 PM 403 Clay Road
Versailles, MO 65084 Directions
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Laura L. Hally, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree