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Mary Louise Hales, 103, of Winnetka, born in Chicago and raised in Oak Park, graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School and Beloit College, passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2012. Survived by son, John (Suzanne) Hales, grandchildren Ken (Patricia), Blair (Mary), and Kristin Jacob; Catherine (Matt Pearlman) and Erik (Gina) Hales, and many great-grandchildren; Aunt of Burton (Barbara) Hales Jr.; Dan (the late Deborah) Hales, Diana Stone, Barry (Patsy Jo) Kent, Louise (Ed) Kohlar. Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, William Hales; daughter Lynn (Robert) Jacob; sister, Olive (William) Kent and parents George Simpson Cortis and Lucretia Hughes Cortis. While being active in local community and club activities, her primary contribution and focus was in the work of Urantia Brotherhood of which she was a founding member and volunteer worker. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a will be appreciated. A celebration of her life is being planned. For info: Cremation Society of Illinois , 773-281-5058 or, www.cremation-society.com.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 12, 2012
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