Doris "Dori" E. Hale, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.
She was born in Kosciusko County to the late Harold and 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 and euchre clubs. However, the most important thing 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, and Michael A. (Sheila) Hale; brother, Thomas Hartman; nine 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 be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with Pastor Brad Hensley officiating. Burial will be at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. 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, IN 46016 or New Horizon Missions Ministry, 611 E. 53rd St., Anderson, IN 46013.
Published on October 7, 2019


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Beulah Hall
Oct 12, 2019
I will really miss her very much.
Janie Dehn
Oct 11, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Doris "Dori" Hale by Janie Dehn.  Send flowers
Amy Kaminski
Oct 09, 2019
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John Hill
Oct 08, 2019
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Susan Downey
Oct 06, 2019
I am so sorry about the loss of Dori. I have fond memories of her during our childhood.
I will be out of town this week, but will certainly be praying for all of you. My love to all of you.
Linda Jarrett
Oct 06, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Dori. This is such a shock to me. Dori and Larry have been friends for over sixty years. Even though we haven’t been able to get together over many years, we’ve treasured our conversations together. She was a dear friend, she will be missed🙏 Linda Jarrett
Deanna Frey
Oct 06, 2019
Fairest of All was purchased for the family of Doris "Dori" Hale by Deanna Frey.  Send flowers