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Linda Jo Hale passed from this life on April 29, 2021, at the age of 64, at her home surrounded by her family.
Linda was born on November 20, 1956, in Hominy, the daughter of J.D. and Jody (Alexander) Savage. Linda attended school in Hominy, graduating with the Class of 1975. Following high school, Linda attended college at Oklahoma State University. Then on April 16, 1977, she was united in marriage to James “Jim” Hale in Hominy. They established their home in Hominy where they raised their two daughters Leah and Kari. Linda returned to college in 1987 and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1990; it was then that her love for OSU was born. After graduation, Linda began teaching at Hominy Elementary. A lifelong learner, Linda earned her Master’s degree in Education / English as a Second Language from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005. Linda continued teaching until she retired in 2014. Linda’s true passion and gift was educating children; she took pride in her profession and each child that she taught, she considered her own.
After retiring, Linda continued to find her way back into education through volunteering, substitute teaching or other ways of supporting the school and teachers. Linda also helped at the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative, providing grant services to elementary schools in the area. Linda was also active in the community, serving on several boards, including the Hominy Clinic and Library.
Linda’s pride and joy were her grandchildren; she always looked forward to family events and times that she was able to spend with her grandkids. Linda and Jim were avid sports fans and longtime football season ticket holders to and supporters of OSU. Linda and Jim had begun to travel and enjoy their retirement together, with trips to Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, and a cruise and land excursion in Alaska.
Linda’s thoughtful nature, intelligent quick wit, and clever humor will be terribly missed.
Survivors include her husband Jim of the home; two children Leah Mansfield and her husband Britt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Kari Barr and her husband Nick of Raleigh, North Carolina; three siblings Susan Hall of Pershing, Oklahoma; Kathy Buxton of Hominy, Oklahoma; Dr. James “Jim” Savage of Medford, Oregon; three grandchildren Claire Barr, Kade Mansfield and Brooke Barr, and numerous other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her sister Sheryl Savage.
Memorial services will be held on May 15, 2021 at 10:30am at the Hominy High School Gymnasium with Owasso Trinity Presbyterian Church Lead Pastor Blake Altman officiating services. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
The family has established the Linda Hale Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded annually to a graduate of Hominy High School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a contribution to the Fund be considered. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to the First National Bank of Hominy: 117 N. Price Hominy, OK 74035 or via Venmo: @Linda-Hale-Scholarship (6536 verification). Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Linda at www.chapman-black.com.
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