|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 2012|
Leah M. Dale, 92, formerly of rural North Manchester, Indiana, died at 10:00 P.M., Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born June 12, 1920 in Miami County, Indiana, to James M. and Annis M. (Flora) Stone.
She married Lewis E. Dale at the Center Chapel Brethren Church in Miami County, Indiana, on July 2, 1948; he died December 29, 2004. She was a 1938 graduate of Chili High School and a 1942 gradute of Manchester College. She started her teaching career in 1942 at Shipshewana and also taught at Chester Township, Northfield, North Miami, and the Heartland Career Center, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Wabash Friends Church, the United Society of Friends Women (USFW), the Wabash County Retired Teachers Association, the Jolly Janes Home Economics Club, and the Wabash County Geneological Society. She loved quilting, gardening, antiquing, and her grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Linda J. Dale of Milford, Ohio, Rita A. (Dan) Houlihan of Rockford, Illinois, Philip L. (Robin) Dale of Roann, Indiana, and Gary L. (JoDee) Dale of Andrews, Indiana; six grandchildren, Scott A. Houlihan and Matthew D. Houlihan, both of Chicago, Curtis A. Dale of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Morgan K. Dale of Roann, Devin R. Dale and Dayna L. Dale, both of Andrews; her sister-in-law, Donna Stone of Peru, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Hugh Stone, and her sister, Thelma M. Davis.
Funeral services will be held at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, Wabash, on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 10-11:30 A.M. Wednesday at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 N. East Street, North Manchester, 4-8 P.M., Wednesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Preferred memorials are Wabash Friends Church Building Fund or the Timbercrest Retirement Community
James M. Stone (1898 - 1964)
Annis M. Stone (1897 - 1970)
Lewis E Dale (1919 - 2004)
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