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Gloria Jean (Jones) Hale

Former Hastings resident, Gloria Jean Hale, 68, of Gladewater, Texas, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Longview, Texas.

Services will be Monday, December 16, 2002; 10:00 A.M. at Butler-Volland Chapel with Dr. Sam Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska.

Gloria Jean Hale was born October 5, 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska to J. Carl & Elsie (Woodard) Jones. She graduated from Hastings High School and on February 14, 1953, she married William Hale. They attended First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She also taught piano for many years and was a member of the National Guild of Musicians. They moved to Gladewater, Texas in 1978 and she worked at the First State/Hibernia Bank until her retirement in 1999. She was a member and the pianist at First United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi, BPW and the Chamber of Commerce, all in Gladewater, Texas.

Gloria Jean Hale was preceded in death by her father, sister, Lois Ayer and a brother, Lavern ‘Smokey’ Jones.

Survivors include,
Husband: William Hale - Gladewater, TX
Daughters Linda Hale - Gladewater, TX
 Julie Hale - Westminster, CO
Son: Jeff Hale - Gladewater, TX
Great-Grandson: Cody Hieronimus - Gladewater, TX
Mother: Elsie Jones - Gladewater, TX
Brother & Sister-in-law: Gale & Shirley Jones - Gig Harbor, WA
Sister-in-law: Wilma Jones - Hastings, NE

Memorial may be given to First United Methodist Church Music Fund, PO Box 1167, Gladewater, TX 75647 Or Gladewater Nursing Home Activities Fund, PO Box 1527, Gladewater, TX 75647

VISITATION:
Sun. 12-15-02; 6pm-8pm with family present
Mon. 12-16-02; 9am until service time