Ruthie M. Hale 1918 - 2011 Edwardsville

Services for Ruthie M. Hale, 93, formerly of Edwardsville, were Friday, Oct. 7, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hale died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
She was born June 18, 1918, in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Mary Lorena Hightower and William Green Riley.
Mrs. Hale was a cook at Sinai Grade School in Kansas City, Kan., for 20 years. She was a faithful member of Mission Creek Baptist Church.
She married Wesley Hale Sr. on July 11, 1936. He died in 1990.
Survivors include four children, Mary Hale, Kansas City, Kan., Betty (Chuck) Kopel, Lenexa, Wesley “Jim” Hale, Jr. (Jennie) Edwardsville, and Linda (Gary) Anderson, Basehor; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145; the Alzheimer’s Association; or to Mission Creek Baptist Church, 10900 Riverview Road, Kansas City, KS 66111.
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