Hilliard Northwest News

Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

Former studio owner, educator to be honored Sept. 9


Nancy Moore and the late Perry Reall, an educator and coach for Hilliard schools, are the 2014 inductees into the Hilliard Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.

The 2014 induction ceremony is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Phyllis Ernst Senior Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive.

This will be the 28th annual induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame, which was established in 1987. Each year, at least one living person has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. On occasion, a couple has been inducted and in most years, an individual posthumous induction has been announced.

Moore, 84, is the former owner and operator of the Hilliard School of Dance, from which she retired at age 70. She has lived in Hilliard for about 60 years, according to nomination forms.

She continues to work one day a week at a hair salon and volunteers with the Hilliard United Methodist Church, the Hilliard American Legion Auxiliary, the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society and the Ohio State University Mother's Club.

"People often think of her as their guardian angel," wrote friend Thelma Allemang in her nomination of Moore.

Allemang's nomination described Moore's service to family and friends in need of rides to the store, as well as her charitable donations.

Reall was a Hilliard educator with 37 years of service. He retired in 1988 from Hilliard High School having coached a generation of students in the finer points of golf, baseball and basketball; coaching teams to championships in all three sports and being inducted into a hall of fame for basketball coaching.

He died in 2011 at age 84.

In making his nomination, his son, Chris, described his father's "sphere of influence" as far reaching, evidenced by the number of people he meets whose lives were touched by his father.