Ruth Hale

August 18, 1935 - April 5, 2021

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Ruth Hale, age 85, of Plymouth, OH, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at her home in Plymouth surrounded by her family. She was born on August 18, 1935 in Drift, KY to the late Ben and Carrie (Sexton) Hale. She formerly worked at Pepperidge Farms for 10 years, a member of the American Red Cross, and a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed time with her family and most of all being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Hale, whom she married on August 12, 1954; daughter, Tammy Jo Hale and Mark Spangler of Castle Rock, CO; granddaughter, Amanda (Paul) Stephens of Shelby; grandson, Joshua (Jen) Tash of Naperville, IL; great granddaughters, Carrie Stephens, Isabelle Tash and great grandson, George Tash.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Ishmel Hale.

The family would like to thank Plymouth EMS and Heartland Hospice for their care

Visitation will Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio and is where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 12:00 PM with Pastor Merlin Dye officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences may sent to the family at


Denny Sexton - Apr 9, 2021
I was shocked Very sorry. I believe she went to haven. It was a joy to see every one again.I love all of you with all my heart.
Amy Clay - Apr 8, 2021
Tammy, Amanda and Josh so sorry to hear of your mom/grandmother's passing. Thinking and praying for your family at this difficult time.
Pat Baker - Apr 7, 2021
Tammy, I am so sorry the loss of your mom. She was a great lady. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be m missed
George Brown - Apr 6, 2021
I am heart broken to hear Mrs. Hale passed! During some of my teen years she was like a 2nd mom to me. Tammy and family, I will mourn with you but also remember all the great memories this kind woman brought to many lives. Prayers and hugs
Jackie Miller - Apr 6, 2021
Tammy, I’m so thankful I was able to meet you and your parents this past fall. You showed so much love and tenderness to your Mom, and her smile showed that she felt your love, and the love of everyone surrounding her. May she Rest In Peace.
Lue Conley - Apr 6, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I never met her but I consider you a friend and I know what it’s like to lose your parents. Sending thoughts prayers and hugs your way Tami
Penny Ramey - Apr 6, 2021
Tammy Jo, I’m sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and family.
Cindy Leonhart - Apr 5, 2021
Tammy, so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a help to Carissa when she watched Zachary. Life is never the same when we lose our mothers. May you find peace in good memories. ❤🙏
Sorry for your loss, Ruth was a great neighbor. May she rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. - Apr 5, 2021
Pam Cline - Apr 5, 2021
Ruth was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. I remember visiting with her when we went to visit Ben and Carrie. Our prayers for your family 🙏🏻❤️
Dorothy Olewiler - Apr 5, 2021
Oh Tammy...deepest sympathies to you and entire family in the loss of your mom. Peace to you and sweet blessings as you all share stories of a life well lived. Love and a hug to you.
Karen Wilson - Apr 5, 2021
My condolences. I loved Ruth.
Jane Ridenour - Apr 5, 2021
I will never forget the day I met Aunt Ruth! She had that beautiful smile on her face and gave me the biggest hug, welcoming me unconditionally into the family! And then, Tammy, you set up her phone so she and I could text each other. That was priceless and I still have all of those texts! In that all-too- short time that I got to know her, it was like we had been connected for years! I'm so glad I got a chance to see her again. . .even if she did call me, Linda!😅 She will be missed but we have a new, precious angel looking over us! Someone once told me, "If you had never loved, then it wouldn't hurt so much when you loose that person." It hurts tremendously, but she is forever with us in our hearts. I love you all!!
Tammy Snider - Apr 5, 2021
Tammy and Family, I am so sorry to hear if your mom's passing she was always such a kind lady. I always remember her smile. She will be missed.
Linda (Hale) Welz - Apr 5, 2021
So thankful I was able to visit Aunt Ruth recently. I will see her smile every time I look at my Jesus picture that she saved for me for so many years. God bless Uncle Lee, Tammy and the rest of the family.
Beth Fenner - Apr 5, 2021
Tammy Jo and family. So sorry to hear about your mom. Such a sweet lady. Sending many prayers and my deepest sympathy to you all.