MARIA BUCHMELTER-HALL of Querétaro, Mexico, 72, step-mother of the Rev. Lauren Hall, senior pastor of Southlawn UMC and associate pastor of Grace UMC both in South Bend, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 in Querétaro, Mexico, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Feb. 1 in Mexico. Survivors include husband, Robert Hall, children and grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Lauren Hall, 3012 S. Twyckenham Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.