Times West Virginian
Virginia M. Hale, 97, of the Springfield Masonic Home and formerly of Troy, Ohio, passed away Saturday (Aug. 3, 2013) at her residence.
She was born July 21, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Russell and Katherine (Ornellas) Garner. Virginia was married to William M. Hale, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1991.
Virginia is survived by her son, Robert Michael Hale of Philo, Ill.; daughters and son-in-law, Shirley A. and John Wisher of Cincinnati and Kathryn L. Hale of Troy; granddaughter, Jennifer L. (Raymond) Odle of Chebanse, Ill.; Gwendolyn (Nick) Kuhns of Irving, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Raymond and Madelynn Odle, and Alexandra and Natalee Kuhns.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard L. Hale; and two sisters, Marguerite Musgrove and Evelyn Brenneman.
Virginia was a graduate of East Fairmont High School in Fairmont.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Troy, Ohio, and the Hope Faith Circle of the United Methodist Women.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with Pastor Brian Farr officiating. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin St., Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.