Julie Anne Kohl Hale Julie Anne Kohl Hale, born April 8, 1961, in Kansas City, MO, passed on October 14, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Julie is the daughter of LaVern Kohl and step mother Margo Kohl of Springfield, MO and JoAnn Salley and step father Bill Salley of Orangeburg, SC. She is survived by her son, Paul Hale of Springfield/Ash Grove, MO; the father of their son, Terry Joe Hale; siblings, Rhys Brightwater of Santa Fe,NM, Linda Watts of St Louis, MO and Greg and his wife Lacy Kohl of Springfield, MO; as well as, nieces and nephews, Ransom and Brynn Kohl, Erika and Trevor Watts, and Madison and Collin Kohl. Ms. Hale blessed the students and staff of Ash Grove R-IV School District for 28 years, serving as a Speech Language Pathologists. Julie was a dedicated educator, who always had a friendly face and an uplifting spirit for those around her. She loved working with her students, and was always an encouraging role-model for them. Ms. Hale was kind and always thought of others needs even as she fought her battle with cancer; she persevered through pain to meet the needs of the students she served. As a fellow educator, she exhibited grace through her health battles, and demonstrated strength beyond measure. Julie will be missed in the halls, but her memory will continue in the lives she has touched. Visitation will be held 4:00PM-6:00PM, Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove, MO. A memorial service will follow, beginning at 6:30PM, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Cancer Treatment Center of America, where she had lovingly been treated the last several years. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
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