Wilma Joy Hale, 72, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

She was born to Pleasant and Ruth Anderson Moody on September 1, 1944 in Kamas, UT. She worked in her daughter's daycare and was a retired shoe factory worker.

Survivors include one son, Keith Hale of Crane, MO.; one daughter, Susan Black of Aurora, MO.; one brother, James Moody of Newburg, MO.; 4 grandsons, Christopher, Garrett, Dakota and Kameron; one granddaughter, Shalaina; and one great-granddaughter, Ellinor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wesley Moody; and two sisters, Shirley Navarre and Leona McKee.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 3 from 2-4 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Maple Park Cemetery.