Mary Lou Hale, 85, of Springfield passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 in Oakwood Village following a brief illness. She was born August 2, 1933 in Pike County, OH the daughter of Swanson H., Sr. and Bernice (Allison) Mounts. Mary Lou was a 1951 graduate of Springfield High School and was a member of Central Christian Church. She is survived by two sons Steven (Deborah) Hale of Danville, IN and Tom Hale of Springfield; two grandchildren Nathan and Aubrey Hale of Springfield; a daughter-in-law Tammy (Andy) Irick; brother Andy Mounts; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ron Hale in 2013; infant daughter Cindy and a brother Swanson Mounts, Jr. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. The family is being served by RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 1504 Villa Road, Springfield, OH 45503. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.