Crochet 01

Lela Marie (VanDervort) Britton Hall

August 16, 1925 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 96)


Orwell- Lela Marie VanDervort Britton Hall, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Blossom Hill Nursing Home.

She was born on August 16, 1925 in Bristolville, Ohio the daughter of Homer and Nancie (Elwood) VanDervort.

Lela worked many jobs throughout her career and even in retirement, including Kennametal, selling license plates from her home, Geauga Industries, Golden Dawn, Van’s Furniture and Davis True Value.

She was a faithful member of Orwell United Methodist Church. Lela enjoyed playing cards, knitting, playing the organ, traveling to Florida for the winters and going on cruises.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her son, William H. (Vicky) Britton; sister, Joan Black;  son-in-law, Ed Benton; daughter-in-law, Becky (Butch)  Smock; grandchildren, Brandon (Kelly), Rebecca, William (Lisa) Jr., Keri (Eric), Allison (Brian), and Joe (Ginny); 16 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Horace Britton, whom she married on June 13, 1946 and Eugene Hall, whom she married on May 24, 1979; son, Michael A. Britton; daughter, Susan E. Benton; grandson, Eric; and her siblings, Wilma, Royce, Kent, Dorothy, and Jim.

Calling hours will be held, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at the Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, where a funeral service will follow at 12:00NOON, with Pastor Sherry L. Wilson, officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Orwell North Cemetery, following the service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Blossom Hill Nursing Home and Hospice of the Western Reserve for the care and comfort they provided. The family suggests memorials in her memory to the Country Neighbor, PO BOX 212, Orwell, Ohio, 44076.

Online guestbook and condolences at

Please deliver flowers on Monday between 10-12 and 1-3

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lela Marie (VanDervort) Britton Hall, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Lela

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Paine Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


Funeral Service
June 7, 2022

12:00 PM
Paine Funeral Home
140 E Main Street
Orwell, OH 44076

June 7, 2022

11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Paine Funeral Home
140 E Main Street
Orwell, OH 44076


Country Neighbor Program
P.O. Box 212, Orwell OH 44076

© 2022 Paine Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility