Ginger LeeAnn Hallett Kuhn, age 42, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois surrounded by her loving husband and parents.
Ginger was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 5, 1978 to Bill and Vivian (Bishop) Hallett. On October 5, 2002 she married her soulmate, Aaron Kuhn.
Surviving are her parents, Bill and Vivian Hallett of Greenup, her older brother William (Katherine) Hallett of Huntsville, Alabama, niece Kara Hallett of Greenup, and nephew, Mason Hallett of Huntsville, Alabama. She is also survived by several extended family members including uncles and cousins, as well as, a large network of friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Thelma Bishop, Katherine and Henry Harp, Howard Hallett, and an unborn child by love.
Ginger was a 1996 graduate of Cumberland High School and performed as a Pirate-ette throughout high school. Upon graduation, Ginger attended Kishwaukee Community College Majoring in Floral Design. Ginger’s major was a direct reflection of who she was, she brightened the areas she was in and helped those around her to blossom.
Ginger served in 4-H for over 20 years as both a participant and a leader. As a participant, Ginger was an Illinois State Champion in sheep husbandry and an Illinois State blue ribbon winner (top 10%) in horticulture. Ginger’s 4-H flower arrangement projects paved the way for her to pursue her major in college and she went on to pursue it as her vocation. True to Ginger’s nature and helping others to blossom and flourish, she led the 4-H Liberty Hill Rangers for ten years. she demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication while encouraging children to not only join 4-H but to learn life lessons and skills through experiences and hands-on learning.
Ginger worked as a floral designer in Effingham, Illinois and she was very talented at her job. She frequently took on side projects creating wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and such. Later, she was an assistant bank Manager at 1st Mid Illinois Bank and Trust at the 6th street branch in Charleston, Illinois. Ginger helped countless people through her service to the bank and many individuals commented on how helpful she was as they navigated financial transactions. People knew her by name and she always had a smile for them when she worked as a drive thru teller.
True to Ginger’s form and being helpful to others, she took it to another level as an organ donor. She had been an organ donor since she was a teenager and encouraged others to be one. Through her dedication, Ginger is helping over 20 people with the gift of life and strength. In this capacity, she has given others a chance to live more complete and meaningful lives.
To say that Ginger will be greatly missed is an understatement. She will always be remembered for her positive outlook on like, wide smile, heartly laugh, great hugs and living up to her name: Ginger “spicey liveliness.”
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup. Burial will be at a later date. Please practice social distancing and masks will be required while attending services.
Memorials can be made to Cumberland 4-H (Box 218, Toledo, IL 62468). Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com
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