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Miriam E. Hale

April 24, 1929 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 89)

Miriam E. Hale, 89, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Valley View Retirement Community.

Born April 24, 1929, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. Stitt, Helen A. (Swanger) Deeg, and stepfather William Deeg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Chelsey.

Miriam is survived by; her husband, Louis M. “Jack” Hale, whom she married on Aug. 24, 1946, they shared 71 years of marriage; children, Raynae A. Leeper, of Garretsville, Ohio, Jack M. Hale and wife, Vickie, of Ocean Isle, N.C.; grandchildren, Douglas and Timothy Leeper, Ryan Hale, Brandy McCall; great-grandchildren, Christopher Ashley, Michael, Matthew, Nicholas, Kendrick, Macy and Brandon; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was very active and taught Bible school for many years. Earlier in life, she enjoyed being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and was employed at G.C. Murphy’s Department Store.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating.

Interment will be held at Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions in Miram’s name to: Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Donations may be made to:

Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church
500 Highland Ave., Lewistown PA 17044


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