Jane Ellen King-Hale, 76 of Salem passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020. She was born on April 30, 1944 in Salem, VA. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jerry Hale Jr. Her four children and their spouses: Larry Hale, Sr. (Mel), Debbie Hodges (Bobby), Perry Hale, Sr. (Angie) and Terry Saul (Larry). She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren: Christy Hale, Larry Hale, Jr., Lacy Ross (Jerry), Perry Hale, Jr. and 4 great-grandchildren: Joshua Hale-Coe, Autumn Coe, Jocelyn Ross and Destiny Ross.
Jane loved being a wife, mom and a granny. The roll that she played best and was known for the most was being a Granny. She loved to cook, bake, play cards and win mostly, sew, garden, read and go to the movies. If there was a chance to go out to eat, she was ready – especially with her best friend and little sister, Liddie Weddle, when they would go out – the family referred to them as Thelma and Louise. She loved to travel with her granddaughter, Christy. She loved to talk for hours or work side by side in the garden with her grandson, Perry. She would love trying new recipes and surprising her husband with new “exotic dishes”. Jane was loved by all, to know her was a blessing – she was an extraordinary woman who loved life and always found the good in people.
There will be a small service for immediate family held at Lotz Funeral Home, Salem. December 23, 2020 at 11:00 am.
Jane was a longtime donator to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please donate on her behalf to them.
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