Julian Francis Hale

December 22, 2013

Julian Francis Hale 91, Frankfort, died at 11:35 p.m. December 22, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital, following a short illness. Born December 20, 1922 in Seneca, Nebraska to Charles Harvey & Joy (Sherman) Hale. He married Bonnie Jo Stinson on August 27, 1943 and she preceded him in death on February 6, 1999. Mr. Hale attended school in Nebraska, living there until age 14 before moving to Sheridan and Clinton County. Shorty, as he was known at work, was a machinist and a tool and die maker working for Stewart Werner in Lebanon for 16 years and Mallory Controls in Frankfort, until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Scotland Christian Church. He was a man of many talents, if anything broke, he could fix it or make a new one. Julian was an avid card player, especially euchre, no matter who his partner was, he could always win. He enjoyed mowing in the summer, working on his garage and when he needed to rest, he would sit in his swing on hot summer days. The last 5 years, he lived with his daughter, enjoying old westerns and the Price is Right in his recliner, or on the front porch watching the birds and people. He had many special friends at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital Ambulatory, where he had to go on a daily basis, they were like a second family to him. He was the best dad, father-in-law and grandfather and he will be dearly missed.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 27th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Scotland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

Daughter: Teresa (Randy) Cunningham of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Pricilla (John) Worth, Stacy Heath, Pat Wilden and Michael Sidlinger and 1Great Granddaughter, Mallorie Worth and 3 Step Grandchildren, Tyler, John & Ashley Worth.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Elmer Hale, a daughter, Connie Heath and a granddaughter, Angie Wilden.


8 Condolences for “Julian Francis Hale”

  1. Diane Niemann December 24, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Teresa I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad but he will forever be watching over you. Love Diane

  2. Lynette Hardesty December 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    We are sooooo very sorry for you loss!!! Your Dad was a special man & we will miss him as he was like family to us!!! I think we need to name that chair the Julian chair! 🙂 May God give you His peace & carry you through these difficult times. May your wonderful memories with him keep him close to your heart!! If YOU need ANYTHING, remember we are her for YOU!!! We love you!
    Lynette, Karen, Rachel, Cortni, Leslie, Chey, Anne, JoEllen, Heidi, Michelle, Maleta, & all the staff at St Vincent Ambulatory

  3. Rosemary and Lucille Crockett December 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad.

  4. Sue Marshall Wright December 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Teresa, I am sorry at the loss of your father. God be with you.

  5. John Worth December 25, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I am very sad to let him go just as you are I know. He was very, very smart. He also, had stories on top of stories that I enjoyed talking with him about. I am very honored that I got to talk to him in my life time. He will be missed, and will never ever be for gotten. He is in a much better place that we could ever imagine, with no pain and suffering.
    Love you guys!

  6. Priscilla Worth December 25, 2013 at 6:13 am

    You were the best grandpa in the world. You were like my dad all my little years. You took care of me and mom. You were always there for me .. It was a honor for me to hold your hand and be with you , on your last breath. It was just me and you and God and the angels. Rip Grandpa, you don’t have to suffer in pain anymore. I love you and miss you so much

  7. Jenny (Camp) Harris December 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Teresa and family,

    I was very sorry to read that your Dad had passed away. I certainly enjoyed looking at your video of pictures. Whenever I go down 39 I always look over at the old “home place” and think of you and your family. I really never knew your folks very well, just you and Connie. I am sure this Christmas was bittersweet, but we also know he suffers no longer. We look back on precious pictures and memories and wonder where did that time go. We blinked and life passed by. Know I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope you can feel this hug I am sending your way and know that I care. May God bless and keep you today and always. Know that love never dies, just people do. Take care of yourself. With Love. Jen

  8. Kathy Laird December 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Theresa, Priscilla & Family..
    We are so sorry for the lost of your Dad & Grandpa. He was a great man and always had a smile and a hello for me..
    Love You, Scott, Kathy & Mary Laird

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