Dale, Iona”Frances” D

Iona “Frances” Michael Dale, 92, of Kenova, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 7, 2019.  She was born June 27, 1927, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Denver and Ethel Thompson Michael.  Frances was a graduate of Buffalo High School and Marshall University.  She was a school teacher in Wayne County, WV for thirty years.  Frances was an avid sports fan, enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, and making stained glass.  She was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church.  Frances’ greatest joy was doing for others.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Meredith Emily Dale; two sisters, Bertha Michael and Annabelle (Woody) Rayburn; five brothers, John (Mildred) Michael, Jack Michael, William Michael, Oscar (Ethel) Michael, and Donald Fred Michael.  She is survived by her beloved husband of over seventy-one years, Harold “Had” Dale; one daughter, Terry Booth of Kenova; one son, Thomas (Holley) Dale of Huntington; three grandchildren, Olivia Friary, Danielle (Tracey) West, and Brittany Booth; seven great-grandchildren, Ella, Braeden, Maggie, Emma, Taliyah, Lucy, and Holden; two sisters-in-law, Janice Michael of Huntington, WV and Opal Michael of Columbus, OH.  The family would like to thank, her daughter, Terry Booth, for providing her the best care possible by being so nurturing,loving, and selfless.  Frances will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.  Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Rev. Jim Richards.  Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery in Prichard, WV.  Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Kenova United Methodist Church, 503 15th St. Kenova, WV 25530.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

2 Replies to “Dale, Iona”Frances” D”

  1. I dearly loved Frances Dale. She taught my son Brad and poured her heart and soul into that year! Must have been the Bicentennial because I made(cough, cough) a George Washington costume, also a General Custer costume at one time! Also she produced a play, when”someone”forgot the phone( props) so when the phone rang, Brad picked up a pencil and answered it! GREAT times. She ended the year with a bus trip to Cinn., OH to visit the zoo and a REDS ballgame. I was HONORED to help chaperone. Awesome!She will always be in my heart and on my mind! Rest In Peace, dear friend , you have earned your Rewards!

  2. Mr Dale , Terry , TD Dale ! I’am so sorry for your loss of your mom and Mr.Dale wife She was a good woman !! I’am so sorry Fred

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