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Was saddened to see Van's passing in the paper. She was so helpful and supportive above and beyond what was required in helping us with Sara's wound care. Sara and I enjoyed her visits and she made the pain bearable. We are sure there is a special place for her in heaven. Waverly,Oh
From: Angie and Sara Beth Shanks    11/01/2010 06:56 PM

Pete and Susie, I just heard the news about Van and was deeply saddened. I know this must be a very difficult time so please know that all your family are in my prayers. Van was a very special person and is now wrapped in the warmth of Jesus' arms. Tom Sollars
From: Tom Sollars    11/01/2010 02:45 PM

There are not enough words to tell how sad we are for your loss. I know Van is not suffering any more but all of us feel her loss. I am so thankful to her in so many ways. She helped care for Jim through a tough time early in his disease and she became such a treasured friend of ours. She use to call Jim when she was at a nascar race so he could hear the cars zooming past her cell phone. She was such a good soul and loved life so much. You are all very lucky to have had such a person in your family. We will keep you in our thoughts through this very difficult time.
From: Janice and Jim Caughlan    11/01/2010 10:24 AM

Words cannot express nor thoughts convey what alone the heart feels. We will continue to lift you and your family in prayer through this difficult time. Ray and Sherry (Kearns) Poynor
From: Ronda&Family    10/31/2010 10:00 AM

To Van's family: My heartfelt condolences to her loved ones. I remember Van Hale from my High School days. She was a wonderful, beautiful and "full of life" teenager and I'm sure she was the same throughout her life. Sounds like God needed a good nurse to help him out. God Bless all of you. Respectfully, Reed Hunt, Winter Springs, Fl.
From: Reed Hunt    10/31/2010 08:21 AM

From: linda mcallister gullion    10/31/2010 07:54 AM

Susie,Pete and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Rose, Dan and Cory Schrader    10/30/2010 10:49 AM

Pete..Susie..and all the family...you are in my thought at this time of sadness...JoAnn Pedigo
From: JoAnn Pedigo    10/30/2010 07:44 AM

My thoughts and prayers will be with all the family. I went to school with Van but moved away and hadn't seen her in years. She was a sweet and very pretty lady. May God be with all of the family at this hard time.
From: Pam Prater Lowry    10/30/2010 05:17 AM

What is there to say! Van was one of a kind. We worked together as far back as Doc Williams office. She always stopped at our store in Beaver to visit when she could.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Terry n Patti Crosier    10/29/2010 11:57 PM

Our prayers are with your family at this time of loss. God Bless you
From: Renae Asbury Hughes    10/29/2010 10:12 PM

Ronda and family, we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful person!! May God Rest Her Soul!
From: The Housers    10/29/2010 09:50 PM

To Ronda and family. My heart reaches out to you in prayer this night.May God give you peace.ALS is a gutwrenching , heartbreaking,merciless disease. I know you will find the strength Ronda to continue to walk through this process. May God bless you and yours and keep you safely cradled in his everloving arms. I am only a phone call away, anytime for any reason..
From: Letitia Goodrich-Barnhart    10/29/2010 09:34 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have told my dad (Jim Willett) and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember being told that Vanessa was working at the hospital the night my mom had her stroke. Paul and Susie we will miss you at my dad's party, but thoughts of you will be in our hearts. With Sympathy Cheri Willett Atkins Salem, VA
From: Cheri Willett Atkins    10/29/2010 07:06 PM

Another thing: Van is the reason I hate CATS! One day after school I went home with her and she let me enter her house first but she didn't tell me that her cat would wait on her everyday after school and jump on her!! The cat jumped on me, a siamese cat. And I haven't like cats since 1973!! Love you Van Hale!!! RIP
From: Carol Cosby-Tillar    10/29/2010 04:27 PM

Words can not express how I feel. Coming to JHS from the country school of Jackson Local back in the 70's, she was one of the first people that I became friends with and we remained friends until her death. She did not see color, but she saw me. I loved her like my sisters and will always remember the great times we had. I moved away but stayed in contact. A member of our pack is missing but she will never be forgotten. She will remain in my heart. Rhonda, you were the love of her life and she would always smile when she talked about you. Continue to do good work!! And let's try to find a cure for this ugly disease called ALS. Love you Van Hale!!!
From: Carol Cosby-Tillar    10/29/2010 04:22 PM

Pete & Susie, you are in our thoughts and prayers.Vanessa is in a better place and no more pain. May God be with you and your whole family at this time of your loss. With deepest sympathy. Walter & Sharon Gilliland
From: Sharon Gilliland    10/29/2010 04:21 PM

Her pain is now gone. But yours is just starting. Our thought and prayers are with you.
From: Carol & Tomm Wallace    10/29/2010 03:16 PM

We will all miss Van so much. No one else on earth could care for my daughter Hannah but Van. Once a Children's a nurse was unable to do Hannah's blood draw and she told her Van can! What a bond those two had. Thank you Van for being such a part of our life. Love,The Padgetts
From: Jennifer Padgett    10/29/2010 01:49 PM

I only worked with Van a short time, but we made a connection from the beginning. Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about her. She was a wonderful, vibrant woman. I'm so glad she came into my life. I will never forget her. I am truly sorry for your loss. Diana Formyduval Jackson County WIC Program
From: Diana Formyduval    10/29/2010 11:08 AM

Ronda, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Kelly Thomas    10/29/2010 09:37 AM

Pete,Susie,Candy,Jim,and John: I'm thinking of you all and am so sorry. Van was the best! I will never forget all the great times we had together. It makes me smile just thinking of her. Love to everyone, Mel
From: Melanie Stover-Stemshorn    10/28/2010 07:04 PM

Uncle Paul and Aunt Susie, and family: Just to let you know that you are on my mind and may you look to Jesus for strength and guidance during this most difficult time. I will continue to pray for the entire familly. Love, your neice and cousin, Brenda (Hale) Mahaffey, Mesa, AZ
From: Brenda (Hale) Mahaffey    10/28/2010 06:20 PM

Ronda, I am sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Carol Kyle    10/28/2010 03:27 PM

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