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“So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all the family. Anita, Tom, Durward my deepest condolences. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sonja Taylor - Gulf Shores, AL

“Anita..Sorry for your loss.He was a very nice man..You will be in my prayers. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Candy Adams - Vermilion, OH

“If you couldn't have fun with Mousie you couldn't have fun with anyone. Our condolences and prayer are with you. Steve & Regina Gregory ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Anita, Joyce and Jeff,My dear prankster, fun-loving cousin Mouse will always be remembered with much love. Some of my earliest memories include him...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Lucy Smith - Staunton, VA

“Anita, we are so very sorry to hear about Mouse and regret that we are unable to be there. He was a special friend for many years and will be missed....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Doug & Karen Howell - Friend

“Our deepest condolences to you and your family upon the passing of Mr. Hale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Shawn and Ammie Leonards - TX

“Remembering Mousie ( loving nick-name) from so many years back..........class mate, and good friend, along with Tommy, and Duward ( also loving nick...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: kaye palacios - Avon Lake, OH

“Much love and many prayers for Anita and family.. My husband Ron (May) and Mousie grew up together and remained great friends through the years. We...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley May - McAndrews, KY

“My deepest condolences to the Hale family. I've known Cliff for many years and thoroughly enjoyed bowling with him. I will always be grateful for...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Younkin - Lorain, OH

“So sorry to hear of Mousie's passing. He was like a member of our family and was a close friend to my brother, Ralph. He always had a smile on his...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Dean Brown - Norton, VA

“Thank You for serving our country Clifford!!!You will be missed.A part of you will continue to serve the USA through your Daughter Lt. Col Hale. We...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Rene' Barrett - WPAFB

“Loved Clifford, could make a statement just by coming into the room, will be missed. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Margarette Hurley Smith - KY

“good friend, will be missed. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Iinda Ramey - Vermilion, OH

“This world has lost a good guy....a dear friend, like family to me...Clif was special to many people and always a smile when he entered a room. He...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ralph & Barbara Clay - Forney, TX

“Many memories from high school, Eastern Kentucky University, all the reunions. All the memories are good. Always seeing his smile. Will miss him...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tom and Margo Blankenship - TN

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH


Clifford D. "Mousie" Hale, 78, of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

He was born August 30, 1939 in McAndrews, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years moving from KY.

Clifford worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 32 years retiring from the maintenance department in 1992.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during Vietnam War.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #397, AMVETS Post #22, VFW Post #7576, and the UAW #425. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and going to auctions. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Hale of Vermilion; daughter, Evelyn "Joyce" Hale USAF, Dayton; son, Eric Jeffery Hale of Sandusky; granddaughters, Cora (Brock) Clark, Erin Joyce Hale, and Alexys Hale; and brothers, John Tom (Marlene Young) Hale of Vermilion and Durward (Bonnie ) Hale of Prestonsburg, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Hale; mother, Evelyn (nee Crace) Hale-Hurley; and his step father, Oliver Hurley.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 from 3-6 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Friends may also call on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 from 1:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. The Reverend Jim Cooper will officiate. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors just prior to the funeral service at 2:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Valor Home Lorain County, 221 W. 21st Street Box 4, Lorain, OH 44052.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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