The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

March 26, 2012

Matilda Amelia “Tillie” Hales

DANVILLE — Matilda Amelia “Tillie” Hales, 94, of Danville, passed away at 9:11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Provena hospital.

Graveside services were Monday at Sunset Cemetery in Danville.

She was born Dec. 31, 1917, in Greenwich, Conn., to Sophia and Joseph Arvay.

A member of First Presbyterian Church, she volunteered for many years at the Lakeview Hospital gift shop and was a life member of Lakeview Hospital Auxiliary, Humane Society of Danville, the Symphony Guild and Vermilion County Museum Society.

She was the wife of the late Herbert F. Hales; they married in Greenwich, Conn., on June 27, 1942. Herb Sr. died March 4, 2002, of congestive heart failure.

Children include: Herb Hales Jr. of Danville, Carroll Ann Hales of St. Charles and Dr. Robert (Dianne) Hales of Mill Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren, Michael Westergren of Houston, Jonathan Westergren of Milwaukee, Kristin Westergren Gartrell of Geneva and Julia Hales of Mill Valley; two great-grandchildren, Madeline Gartrell and Joseph Gartrell; and a sister, Pauline A. Brosseau of Ellenton, Fla.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Herb Sr.; a brother, John Arvay; a sister, Sophie Ritch.

Tillie took care of her husband the last 10 years of his life while battling Alzheimer’s and congestive heart failure herself. She loved her home life.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin, Danville, IL 61832.

Guest register: www.papemortuary.com.

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