TIPP CITY — Joanne Margaret (Muro) Hale, age 76 passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City, Ohio, after an extended illness and courageous battle to recover.
She was born Jan. 7, 1938, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Peter and Julia Muro. She was preceeded in death by her parents; a sister, Genevieve Muro Urban and nephew Gary Urban.
She graduated from St. John Cantius High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1956, and was a proud graduate of St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1959, where she began her passionate healthcare journey caring for others. Joanne was the Administrative Director at Sunrise Center in Montgomery County, where she helped many people with much needed support and social services. Joanne was also the active Director of Nursing at Stillwater Convalescence Center. She participated in the organization and initiation of the federal Head Start program in Miami, Darke, Preble, Van Wert and Auglaize counties. Her most passionate position was that of a Neonatal intensive care nurse at Barney's Children's Medical Center in Dayton, OH.
Joanne and David Hale were married in August 1959 and were parents of three children left to cherish her memory: daughter, Lisa Hale of Vandalia, daughter, Jennifer Detrick-Myers and son-in-law, Joseph Myers, and son Christopher Hale, all of Tipp City and daughter in-law Renena Hale of Fairborn.
She was a devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and is survived by her grandchildren: Zachary Hale, Amber Hale, Ross Hale, Emily Hale, Austin Hottle, Benjamin Detrick, Jamie Myers, and Jennifer Myers. Her Great Grandchildren are, Sherry Hale, Jayden Hale and Tristan Myers. She is also survived by a special niece Janine Urban Metheny, beloved brother in-law John Urban and loving sister in-laws Phyllis Hale and Frances Allen.
Joanne was a member of Soroptimist International, professional women's organization, and the Ya-Ya- Sisterhood, friends who shared a flair for fun and hospitality. She opened her home to many, and loved the holidays, especially the Christmas season. Joanne was an amazing woman with a beautiful spirit and comforting heart. Those fortunate to know her were truly blessed.
She will be greatly missed and will forever remain in our hearts.
A special thank you to the staff of SpringMeade for their care and concern. The viewing will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH. www.fringsandbayliff.com
She was a devoted member of the Catholic faith and her celebration of life will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 753 S. Hyatt Street in Tipp City, Ohio on Friday February 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior at the church, burial at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Tipp City, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
to support Joanne's passion: Be Free Dayton-SOAP, 425 N. Findley St. Suite 116 Dayton, OH. 45404.
With your help and donations we can finally put a stop to human trafficking and/or Montgomery County Jail Chaplaincy Attn. Larry Lane, 345 W. Second St., Dayton, OH. 45422
Donations are benefiting the Prostitution Collaborative effort for providing services for those women caught in prostitution that need support in hope of bettering their lives.