Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 12, 2014

Susanne P. Hale - 1919-2014

SOUTHLAKE, TX — Susanne P.  Hale, born Dec. 1, 1919, daughter of the late Edwin Flye and Anne Quinn Poage of Ashland, died peacefully on July 4, 2014, in Southlake, Texas.  

Raised in Ashland, she attended Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, and graduated in 1941 from Centre College in Danville. She was married to the late Bill E. Hale of South Pittsburg, Tenn. Susanne worked for Worthington, Ohio, public schools for 23 years, where she served as an administrative assistant, secretary to the superintendent and coordinator of teacher substitutes. A long-term member, deacon and elder of the Worthington Presbyterian Church, she was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Women’s Association and the Woodrow Guild, and a Stephen Minister. Also through the church, she was for many years involved with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross bloodmobile, Interfaith Meals on Wheels and a community food pantry.

Susanne treasured spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge with cherished friends, gardening, music and nature.  She loved all of her dogs over the years, especially her best buddy, Kelsey, who was her constant companion in Texas.

She is survived by her son, William E. Hale and wife Tracey of Southlake, Texas; her daughter, Anne Warfel and husband Robert of Lancaster, Pa.; grandchildren, Kate McCoach and husband Michael, William Warfel and wife Danielle; and great-grandson, Maximilian Hale McCoach.  

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Worthington Presbyterian Church in Ohio, or any of the community groups mentioned would be appreciated.  

The family would like to give special thanks to Maya Miller, Shonda Turner and Janet Akinmolayan for the loving care they gave to Susanne during her last year.

A private graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Ashland Cemetery. The Rev. Ann Pitman will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Worthington, Ohio.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland.  

Condolence may be left at steenfuneralhome.com.

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