Ronald, Jeanne Hale, age 91, precious Daughter of the King and incredible Mom and Grannie to many, was promoted to Glory on February 2, 2019. She lived her life for others, to the Glory of God, serving with great JOY, and is now reunited with her best friend and husband, Bill, her parents Paul and Edith Hale, and her sister, Janice.
Left to miss her terribly, but challenged to be like her, are her children, Gail Clark (husband Mike); Nancy Eckel (husband Greg), Judy Stark (husband Doug), and Rich Ronald (wife Linda).
She remains beloved Grannie to grandchildren of whom she was very proud: Carrie (Bobby) Beck, Matt (Missy) Clark, Jason (Angela) Eckel, Chris Eckel, Sean Eckel, Andrew Ronald, Tyler Ronald, and Olivia Ronald. Her seven great grands will miss her hugs and laughter as well: Spencer Beck, Mason Clark, Austynne Eckel, Johnny Eckel, Jameson Eckel, Addyson Eckel, and Alayna Eckel.
She was a brilliant woman - doing up to six crossword puzzles a day in ink. She was an avid reader and often shared her current best read to the delight of many. She was a best friend to those ladies in her Monday group, and her Tuesday Morning Glories. She was a woman of great faith, who reflected the grace and encouragement and, above all, JOY for her Lord. She was a member of Oak Hills United Methodist Church for more years than we know, and also had many dear friends at Groesbeck United Methodist Church.
She daily read devotionals for Cincinnati Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired and spent years volunteering at Ronald McDonald House. She got her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education in her mid-forties so she could start the Day Care program at OHUMC, which is still going strong today. And she fixed more meals for sick friends, and sent more cards to everyone than anyone we know.
We will celebrate her love and life on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Oak Hills United Methodist Church, (at the corner of Bridgetown and Ebenezer Roads). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Oak Hills United Methodist Churuch, 6069 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.
To God be the Glory!