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Obituary for Ms. Doris "Dori" Hale

October 27, 1940 - October 2, 2019
Middletown, Indiana | Age 78


Doris "Dori" E. Hale, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

She was born in Kosciusko County to the late, Harold & Pauline (Harman) Hartman.

Dori graduated from Leesburg High School in 1957. She attended New Horizons United Methodist Church, where she was lovingly known as the "Pickle Lady". She headed up several fundraisers and activities that earned her that nickname. Dori was very active in Knit-Pickers, United Methodist Women, and several bridge & euchre clubs. However, the most important thing to that Dori dedicated her time to was her precious children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Lee E. (Artie) Granger, Laura L. Hardacre, & Michael A. (Sheila) Hale; brother, Thomas Hartman; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Larry Lee Hale; brother, Ellis Hartman; sister-in-law, Pat Hartman; son-in-law, Curtis E. Hardacre; and beloved pet, Bandit.

Services will at 10 am Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with Pastor Brad Hensley officiating. Burial will be at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Animal Protection League of Anderson, 613 Dewey St. Anderson,46016 or New Horizon Missions Ministry, 611 E 53rd St Anderson, 46013.

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    Anderson, IN 46013

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Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013
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