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Donna Jean (Rone) Hale

March 15, 1949 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 73)


DONNA JEAN (RONE) HALE,73, of Whittington passed away Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2022 at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO.

Donna was born in Benton, IL on March 15, 1949, the daughter of William & Mary (Phillips) Rone.

Donna married Gary W. “Doc” Hale on November 13, 1967, and he preceded her in death on November 22, 2021.

She liked to mow the yard, plant flowers, do puzzles with the grandkids and read and cook.  She retired from the State Bank of Whittington.

Mrs. Hale is survived by her:

2 Daughters: Lorrie Whittington & husband Todd of Benton

                        Melissa Valleroy & husband Dave of Benton

6 Grandchildren:

Amanda Prince & husband Taylor of KY

Bryan Walker & Dakota of Christopher

Brittney Robey & Scott of Benton

Taylor Robey & Frankie of TX

Jacob Robey of Benton

Zachary Robey of Benton

7 GreatGrandchildren:

Hailey Prince

Mylah Walker

Corey Robey

Lillian Ayala

Vivian Robey

Killian Green

Rafeal Ayala


Loberta Willhite

Vickie Price

Bill Rone

Phillip Rone & wife Rhonda

Tammy Doty & husband Craig

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:

Lynn Rone

James V. Hale & wife Hope

Janet Meneese & husband David

Judy Edmison & husband Dexter

Edward Hale & wife Anne

Several Nieces & Nephews

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her Parents, by her Father-in-law & Mother-in-law:Walter & Racheal (Beaty) Hale, by her Brothers: Roy Rone, John Rone , Brother-in-law: Dale Willhite, Sister-in-law: Dorothy Foster & her husband Vic, and by a Nephew: William Allen Hale.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Ina Community Building.  Everyone is welcome.

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Memorial Visitation
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ina Community Building
306 South Elm Street
Ina, IL 62846

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