Shirley Hale, 82

Shirley Ann Hale, age 82, of Elkhart, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart. She was born on August 2, 1935 in Albion, IN. She attended schools in Elkhart. On December 24, 1952, Shirley married Edward Hale in Elkhart. He preceded her in death December 27, 1992.

Shirley enjoyed reading, crochet, bingo, sewing, quilt making and canning. Most of all she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her family.

Surviving are her daughter Cathy (Emitt) Williams, Elkhart, sons Steve Hale, Elkhart, Chris (Michelle) Hale, Constantine, Charles (Penny) Hale, Elkhart, Ronald (Brenda) Hale, Elkhart, and Kenneth Hale, Elkhart; daughter-in-law Marsha Hale, TN; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren; brothers Jim Campbell and George Campbell; sister Phyllis Burnsworth; and sister-in-law Charlene (Bob) Price.

She was preceded in death by her parents Erma and Floyd Hummel, husband Edward Hale, son Michael Hale, daughter Francis Hale, and brothers Fred Campbell, Harold Campbell, and Bill Hummel.

Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine, where religious services will follow at 4 pm. Pastor Bud Walterhouse, California Road Missionary Church of Elkhart, will officiate.

Interment of Ashes will be in the Constantine Cemetery at a later date. Online messages may be left for the family at

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