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Kittie Lou (Thompson) Hale


1930 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Kittie Lou (Thompson) Hale Obituary
It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of Kittie Lou Hale on the morning of April 12, 2018. Kittie Lou Thompson was born on March 9, 1930 in Caviness, Texas. In her youth she joined the Emanual Baptist church and took great comfort in her faith through out her life.
As a young girl Kittie moved with her parents to Paris, Tx where she was destined to meet the man who would become her husband. When Kittie was a young girl of seventeen she worked at a soda fountain in Paris, Tx. One day a crew of 7 surveyors from the USGS came to Paris on assignment. One of the 7 was a real Romeo and had a way with ladies. Well Romeo noticed Kittie one day at the soda fountain and declared to the other 6 of his crew that he was going to ask her out on a date. Being a group of ornery fellas the other 6 decided they would go to the soda fountain and also ask her out just to give Romeo a hard time. So they all went in and kept calling Kittie over to their table where a different one would ask her for a date. She told them that she would call each one of them and let them know what her answer was. One by one Kittie called and politely turned the young surveyors down with a no thank, even Romeo was shot down, until there was only one left. All of the crew started telling the last young surveyor 'Luke go take your medicine like the rest of us had to and get told no'. When Luke approached Kittie she told him I would be very happy if you walked me home tonight. That was the beginning of over 70 years of cherished marriage between Kittie and her husband Russell Luke Hale and they went on to start a family of five boys. About 65 years later Kittie told Luke that she had been dreaming about the man she would marry about a week before she met Luke for the first time. She told him that when she saw Luke that first time that she knew he was the man of her dreams.
Kittie loves many things in her life but her family always comes first. She scrimped and saved to be able to put kids through college and never hesitates to contribute her time and finances to worthy endeavors her children and grandchildren choose to engage in. She puts family above everything else but that is followed closely by her home. She enjoys welcoming people into her home and entertaining them whether it is a Friday night weiner roast by the fire or Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. Kittie is a serious St. Louis Cardinals fan, if she is missing a game she gets a little antsy to get home so she can tune in the game. She keeps stats on all of the players and is not above giving them a good tongue lashing if they mess up. She is one of their biggest fans! Kittie loves to travel and see different sights with her husband. They traveled from the East coast to the West coast from Canada to Mexico. They woud pull a camper across the country and stay in camp grounds and collect new friends as they went, sometimes they would even park in a Walmart parking lot for a night. They have traveled through all fifty states, Canada and Mexico She loves the Margaritas from Mexico. These are just a few of the many interests that Kittie enjoys. The use of present tense is intentional, because all who know and love Kittie will keep her alive in their heart and mind.
Kittie was preceeded in death by her father Phyness Elmus Thompson, her mother Dovie Lee Rose Thompson and one son Richard Stanley Hale. She is survived by her husband Russell Luke Hale. Four sons Charles Dennis Hale, Douglas Luke Hale, Thomas Clayton Hale and Michael Andrew Hale. Three daughter inlaws Vicky Mcclanahan, Patty Clark, and Reenie Hale as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a memorial for Kittie, at Luke and Kittie Hale's home on June 17, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Published in The Rolla Daily News from May 3 to May 4, 2018
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