JoAnn “Jody” Hale, 81, long time resident of Greenwich, Ohio died on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Jody was born on November 1, 1938 in Hueysville, KY; she was the daughter of the late Clara (Shipman) and Warnie R. Hale.
Jody grew up in Greenwich, Ohio and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1956. She worked for many years at Pioneer Rubber Company. A member of the Greenwich Church of Christ, Jody loved being involved in the children’s ministries. Jody enjoyed crocheting and was a voracious crossword puzzle solver. She was also an avid reader. When Jody told you a story that you were unfamiliar with, she’d just say “well anyway” and continue on, so as not to embarrass you further.
To quote her nephew Mike, “She did her utmost to treat us all equally. Love should be that way!”.
Jody is survived by her sister-in-law, Wanda Hale of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; brother-in-law, Ben Drake of Galion, Ohio; her nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved as her own, Mike (Eileen) Drake, Randy Drake, Jeff (Linda) Hale, Karen (Rick) Robinson and Vickie Hale; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Jody is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernice Eugene Hale and James “Ray” Hale; sister, Jeanette Drake and her nephew, Gary Hale.
A graveside visitation will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. until the Graveside Service begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery, Townsend Street, Greenwich, Ohio. Pastor Carl Snelling will officiate. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be practiced at the cemetery for the protection of all who attend. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
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