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Ruthie Mae Riley Hale
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1918
Death: Oct. 4, 2011

Ruthie M. Hale, 93, formerly of Edwardsville, Kan., went home to the Lord on October 4, 2011. Ruthie was born on June 18, 1918, in Waco, Texas, to Mary Lorena Hightower and William Green Riley. She married Wesley Hale, Sr. on July 11, 1936, and they had four children. Ruthie was a cook at Sinai Grade School in Kansas City, Kan., for 20 years. She was a faithful member of Mission Creek Baptist Church, a talented cook, baker and seamstress. She was a gentle spirit who loved her Lord and her family and who was much loved in return. Her husband, Wesley, predeceased her in 1990. She is survived by her children, Mary Hale, Kansas City, Kan., Betty (Chuck) Kopel, Lenexa, Kan., Wesley "Jim" Hale, Jr. (Jennie) Edwardsville, Kan., and Linda (Gary) Anderson, Basehor, Kan.; six grandchildren, Kelly Hale, Jason (Tracy) Anderson, Stephen Kopel, Kathryn (Jesse) Johnson, Christopher Kopel and Laura Anderson; and four great- grandchildren, Austin Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Logan Anderson and Addison Anderson. A Celebration of Life for Ruthie will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday, until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO; the Alzheimer's Association ; or to Mission Creek Baptist Church, 10900 Riverview Road, Kansas City, KS 66111. Many thanks to the staff at Kansas City Hospice House and to the staff at Garden Terrace with special thanks to Lacy, Carissa, Christy, Nicki, Teresa, Laura, Peggy, Deb, Dottie, Loretta, the Megans, Shirley, Karen and Daneel. Fond memories and condolences may be left at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N 94th St, Kansas City, KS 66112, 913-334-3366

Published in Kansas City Star on October 6, 2011
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  Mary Lorena Hightower Byford (1892 - 1969)
  Wesley H. Hale (1912 - 1990)
  Ruthie Mae Riley Hale (1918 - 2011)
  Jim Ferguson Riley (1925 - 1975)*
  William Green Riley (1929 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Silver Spark
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
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Ruthie Mae <i>Riley</i> Hale
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2011

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