Mary Ann Hale, age 68 of Harrod, died at 9:03 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born December 13, 1945 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Willis and Mary Jane Hawk Steed. On January 16, 1965 she married Donald Hale, who survives.
Mrs. Hale was a homemaker and attended Cridersville Baptist Church. She enjoyed family gatherings, camping, walking around flea markets and looking, canning the items from their garden, and visiting the Allen County Fair. She will be remembered for her love of life and being a strong woman. “To know her is to love her.”
Also surviving is a son – Rickey (Nancy) Hale of Harrod; two daughters – Lisa (Steve) Rains of Ottoville; Michelle (Ben Petersen) Hale of Harrod; three grandchildren – Justin Blom, Faith Blom, and Dakota Wendel; a great grandchild – Skylar Blom; three brothers – Robert (Wanda) Steed of TN; Jerry Steed of TN; Thomas (Bonnie) Steed of Lima; a sister – Toni Lackey of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a brother – Timothy Steed.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2014 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Westminster.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm