M. Evelyn Hale, 78, of Sandborn, Indiana, passed from this life to Heaven on Sunday night, January 1, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. She was born on July 12, 1944, in Carlisle, Indiana, to Bill J. and Mary E. (Harbin) Bishop Townsley. Evelyn became the wife of Ronald L. Hale on March 26, 1964.
Evelyn started her career as an elementary teacher in local schools. She earned her master’s degree while raising her children and then continued teaching. Evelyn was a member of the Sandborn United Methodist Church, UMW United Methodist Women, the church choir, and served as a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. She was a chairperson of the North Knox Band Boosters committee, a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, and the North Knox Community Choir. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed arts and crafts along with gardening, fishing, traveling and word games. This sweet lady will be missed by all who knew her.
Family left to cherish the memory of Evelyn include: her husband, Ronald Hale; one daughter, Pamela S. (Michael) Spidell of Brownsburg, IN; one son, Brent C. Hale of Palm Springs, CA: three grandchildren: Seth, Riley and Sophie Spidell; a sister, Irene Weesner of Elkhart; a brother, Jim (Phyllis) Bishop of Farmersburg; and a sister-in-law, Betty Bishop of Linton.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Douglas W. Hale (2010); sister, Dorothy Beck; and two brothers, Leo and Norman Bishop.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Meng Family Funeral Home / Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton, with Pastor Jim Bitner officiating. Evelyn will be laid to rest at the Sandborn Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 5, and Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandborn United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements and care have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Online condolences and memories may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.