The Lusk Herald
June 10, 1976
Ella Hale dies Here Thursday
Mrs. Ella Hale died at the Niobrara Memorial Hospital last Thursday, and funeral service was held at the Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk Monday.
Ella Sedonia Long Kilmer Hale was born to Porter and Emma Long on March 29, 1909, at Ord, Neb. She spent her childhood in and around Arnold, Neb. In 1926 she and Clarence Kilmer were married and in April of 1933 moved to a ranch northeast of Lusk where she lived until 1948. They were parents of four children.
In 1950 she and Oscar Hale were married at Chadron, Neb., and they made their home in Lance Creek for several years. Mrs. Hale was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lusk, and "will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend," said the family.
The Rev. Fred Bolinger conducted the funeral. Music was provided by Minerva Watson, organist; and Marion Fosher and Mildred Miller who sang.
Casket bearers were Ray Taylor, Walt Kant, Kenneth Malmberg, John Hammond, Ralph Sides and Verle Ellis.
Survivors include three sons, Everett Kilmer, Lusk; Robert Kilmer, Valentine, Neb., and Alvin Kilmer, Salem, Utah; daughter, Marie Henthorn, Monahans, Tex.; three brothers, Allen Long, Emory Long, both of Stapleton, Neb., and Joseph Long, Everett, Wash.; five sisters, Louise Hermansen, Viola Konings, Nova Vogel, Arnold, Neb., Twila Kramer, Stapleton, Neb., Minnie Lambert, Lusk; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Oscar
Oscar Ivan Hale (April 6, 1903 - July 12, 1972)Frances Myra Hanson (October 12, 1910 - June 5, 1984)Alvin Dean Kilmer (July 7, 1936 - December 23, 2014)Anetta M. Kilmer (February 10, 1908 - July 25, 2004)Clarence Everett Kilmer (September 20, 1899 - June 10, 1973)Karvin R. Kilmer (November 23, 1937 - June 27, 2001)Myron E. Kilmer (June 24, 1917 - November 15, 2014)Roscoe E. Kilmer (October 14, 1903 - November 12, 1978)Ruth Janette Kilmer (October 6, 1914 - June 27, 2013)Venus Charles Kilmer (October 7, 1908 - June 25, 1994)Willis Clinton Kilmer (October 4, 1901 - May 4, 1952)
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