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Stephen Jay Hale

December 5, 1943 — July 3, 2022

Stephen Jay Hale, 78, of New Castle passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born December 5, 1943 in Anderson, Indiana, a son of the late Galen and Juanita (Lester) Hale.

Steve retired from management at Indiana Bell, after 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge #933. Steve was a 1962 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and a star basketball player during his school years. He enjoyed golf and spending time with grandkids and family. Steve enjoyed traveling across the state, supporting his grandkids in sporting events. He was very outgoing, had a contagious laugh and loved to tell a good story. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Sally (Selke) Hale; son, Phil Hale (Margaret Osborn) ;daughters, Barbara (Brian) Osborn and Dana Tabib; grandsons, Stephen Osborn, Daniel Tibib and Samuel Tabib; granddaughter, Gabriella Tabib; step children, Jo Ella Peavie (Scott), Burke (Kameron) Warman; step grandchildren, Shaye (Staci) Warman, Nathanial Peavie, Eli Peavie (Skylar Kirkman), Emily (Austin) Orr, Ben Peavie, Sarah Peavie, Austin, Quinton and Dustin Osborn; great grandson, Beckett Warman; brother, Gary (Charleen) Hale; sister-in-law, Connie (Steve) Paul; and several nieces, nephews & cousins.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his in-laws, Sam & Dolores Selke and brothers-in-law, Brad & Phil Selke.

To Papaw from Shaye – “Hide your beer, hide your clear from the man upstairs. Crank it loud hold it down till I get there and when I do I hope you have some new stories to tell. Till then give Heaven some hell.”

Per Stephen’s request there will be no public services. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. You may express condolences or share a memory of Stephen at www.hinsey-brown.com .
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