Katherine May D. Hale

Katherine May D. Hale

KILMARNOCK—Katherine May Dungan Hale, 85, of Kilmarnock passed away on January 3 at The Northern Neck Senior Care Community, formerly The Orchard.

She was born in Lodge on May 8, 1936, to the late Capt. George B. Dungan Sr. and Annie Swann Dungan. She was a member of Kilmarnock United Methodist Church.

Katherine graduated from Callao High School in 1953 and moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the FBI. After living in Washington, D.C., she moved back to Village, where she worked as a telephone operator and married her husband of 56 years, Durwood M. Hale.

She is survived by her devoted brother, G. Bernard Dungan Jr. of Montross; her daughters, Durinda M. Hale of Kilmarnock and Raye Hale Kramer (Dr. Paul R. Kramer Jr.) of Johnson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Dr. Sarah C. Kramer of Berlin, Germany, Joshua C. Kramer of Asheville, N.C, and Matthew H. Kramer of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews, and two special friends, Jack Thompson and Tyler Carlton.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and sister, Elizabeth Hall. 

Katherine was a loving, selfless person who was always thinking of others. She was fun to be with and had a keen sense of humor and she enjoyed cooking. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 10, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment followed the service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family received friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, January 9, at the funeral home.