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Ruth (Phillips) Hale

July 16, 1919 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 103) 103 Years Old

Ruth Hale Obituary

RUTH HALE, 103, of Benton and a former Bonnie resident “Went Home to be with her Lord” from Heritage Woods in Benton, on Friday morning, August 5, 2022.

She was born in Covert, Michigan on July 16, 1919, the daughter of Eldon Bryan and Lena (Howell) Phillips.

She married Pastor Bertram Hale in Bonnie on November 15, 1948.

Mrs. Hale was a longtime member of the Bonnie Church of God.  She was a faithful, loving wife and mother, and served her Lord faithfully.

Mrs. Hale is survived by her:

Children: Teresa Bolen of Benton

                  Leland Hale and wife Maryann of Galatia

                   Sondra Hosmon and husband Stacy of Benton

Daughter-in-law: Patti Hale of Bonnie

Grandchildren:  Thomas “David” Bolen and wife Karen, Tonya Shurtz and husband Rod, Amanda Bolen, Bobby Hale and wife Amy, Crystal Frei and husband Robert, Paul Michael Hale, Cassie Brooks, Ian Cocke, Dustin Cocke and wife Cassie, Lindsey Yordy and husband Jake, Tony Hale and Kaycee Hale.

Great-Grandchildren:  Chris Orta and wife Lexi, Jennifer Orta, Seiger Shurtz and wife Leah, Sayler Shurtz, Macy Shurtz Riley and husband Zack, Mason Bolen, Landon Bolen, Eliza Bolen, Bobby Hale, Steven Hale, Kimberlynn Hale, Mercedez Hale, Madilyn Hale, Gabriel Brooks, Jacelyn Brooks, Dailin, Cayson, Ava, Miles and Jack.

Great-Great-Grandchildren:  Brittyn, Elam, Emilia and Carly.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 Son-Eddie Hale, Great Granddaughter- Makenna, and by 2 Sisters- Pauline Hopper and Claudia Thomas Wayman.

Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M. Tuesday August 9th at the Bonnie Church of God with Pastor Micah Arcuri officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be after 2 P.M. on Tuesday at the Bonnie Church of God.

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August 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bonnie Church of God
225 South Johnson Street
Bonnie, IL 62816

Funeral Service
August 9, 2022

4:00 PM
Bonnie Church of God
225 South Johnson Street
Bonnie, IL 62816

Final Resting Place

Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery
6449 IL Hwy 15
Woodlawn, IL 62898


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