Mrs. Mary Lee Hale, 63, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at her home.
She was born on February 8, 1946 near Mtn. Grove, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd and Iva (Ipock) Dowsey.
Mary was united in marriage to Vernon Hale in June of 1965, and to this union three children were born: Douglas, Melinda and Daniel. Mary loved being with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and watching movies. Although she had worked outside of the home, she dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon of the home; two sons, Douglas and Daniel, both of Cabool; a daughter, Melinda Jones and husband Dwayne of New Sharon, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Melissa and Ashley Hale, Travis and Derek Jones, Alissa and James Hale, and Keira Christ; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kaye Collins of Mtn. Grove and Evelyn Simpson of Kala, Washington; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Services were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2009, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Van Williams officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.