Mary Hale

O’Brien, FL | Thursday, August 31 2023 |

Mary Jane Hale, 92, passed away peacefully August 31, 2023 at her home with family at her bedside.

Born June 6, 1931 in Christopher, IL, she was a daughter of Daniel Graham and Martha (Sala) Robison.

She married James V. Hale May 28, 1955.  He preceded her in death in 2003.

A lifetime Lutheran, she was a member of the former Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills.  She was a wonderful singer as well.

Survivors include a son: Bobby Joe (Marcia) Dawson of Batchtown, IL; two daughters: Sue (Dennis) Bottoms of Peace Valley, MO and Marti (Jeff) Cole of O’Brien, FL; four granddaughters, Michelle (Tom Shaw) Dawson, Kam (Greg)  Gilleland, Brie (Shane) Walters and Heather Cole; 11 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Snider.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Her great grandson Austyn Kunz will officiate.

Professional services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook at

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