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January 30, 2014 at 10:48 am

College Mourns Paula Hale, Budget and Grant Specialist in Chemistry

Paula L. “Weezy” Hale, 60, of Albany, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. She was a budget and grant research specialist in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Paula Hale

Paula Hale

“Paula kept the faculty at 350 West State Street afloat. She managed our grants, looked out for our graduate students and listened to us whine. We will miss her everyday,” says Dr. Marcia Kieliszewski, Professor of Chemistry.

Chemistry staff member Collin Arocho adds, “I was fortunate enough to work closely with Paula for more than a decade, her strength and willingness to help is something I greatly admire. She served four departments (Economics, Psychology, Physics & Astronomy, and Chemistry & Biochemistry) and eight chairmen with a high level of devotion and integrity.”

Hale also was active in her community. She was a member of the McArthur United Methodist Church and was the founder of Paula’s Hope.

Funeral services will be held at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in the McArthur United Methodist Church, 200 S. Market St., McArthur, with Rev. Dr. Walt Goble officiating. Interment will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur. Friends may call at the Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home, 201 W. High St., McArthur, on Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m. and on Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

See her online guestbook.

One Comment

  1. Paula served as secretary to our Dept (Economics) for almost a decade. She was loved by everyone. We were very sorry to see her leave, but we all wished her the best.

    She was always so positive and hard working. Almost never complained. Friendship was always so important to her. When I met her serendipitously in Walmart just a few weeks ago, she asked about my sons who were at OU almost 20 years ago, and said nothing about her illness. She also recommended that I take L-Arginine for my heart( which I now do).

    God give rest to her soul and we’ll try to keep her memory alive.

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