Verna L Hale, 82, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was born in Sylvia, Kan. on March 24, 1931 to Ralph and Lola Keesling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; granddaughter, Jessica Ann Nichols; son-in-law, Larry James Nichols; and sister, Myrland Keesling.

Survivors include son, Scott Hale and wife Becky; daughter, Andrea Lynn Nichols; grandchildren, Lindsay Hale Bender and husband Nathan, Devon Hale and Jennifer Lynn Nichols; brother, Carl Keesling; and sister, Thaylia Moran.

A funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Burial was in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

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