Doris (Felty) Hallman, 96, a long-time resident of Franconia Twp., PA, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was the wife of the late Lester Clark Hallman who passed away in 1975.
Born February 27, 1924, in Towamencin Twp., PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry S. and Alice (Clemmer) Felty. She resided in Towamencin until 1952 when her family moved to Franconia. She graduated from Lansdale High School and held an A.B. degree in History from Ursinus College. She did additional studies at Temple University and West Chester State University. She began her teaching career briefly at Conshohocken High School before transferring to Souderton High School in 1948 as a history teacher. She left teaching in 1979 to become involved in the management of Hallman’s Creamery until 1986.
As a student of history, she was a member of the Montgomery County Historical Society, Pennsylvania German Society, and the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania. She also belonged to the American Association of University Women, Women’s Club of Indian Valley and the Gaudy Dutch Chapter of the Questers. She was a life member of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.
Mrs. Hallman was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Souderton, PA, for more than 50 years. Her interests included world travel, historical events, genealogy, antique collecting and serving as an active alumna of Ursinus College.
Surviving are four step-children, Dr. Lester C. Hallman, Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Souderton, PA, Jacqueline L. Bond of Quakertown, PA, Emma L. Mele and her husband, Dr. Fernando Mele of Schenectady, NY, and Rosanna L. Steen of Niceville, FL; a step daughter-in-law, Fredericka Hallman of Salem, SC; and 17 step grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam C. and Kathryn C. Felty; a stepson, Harvey K. Hallman; and two step sons-in-law, Arthur E. Bond and Col. Ret. Joe Steen.
A private graveside service will take place at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The Hallman Scholarship Fund at Ursinus College of Collegeville, PA. The fund was established for the use of students in the field of History. Arrangements are by R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA.