Obit: Stanley Clark Hale


Stanley Clark Hale, 78, of West Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a service at this time. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Stan’s family.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the West Liberty Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Stanley was born Oct. 26, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa. the son of Ellis and Jean (Allen) Hale.

After graduating from Denmark Academy in Denmark, Iowa, Stan joined the Nvay as a Radarman 1st Class on the USS Cunningham from 1960-1964. On Sept. 20, 1964, he was united in marriage to Jean Ella McCrabb in Keota, Iowa.

Stan worked for 50 years in the electronic field designing for many top corporations. In 1992 he started his own company, Macon Transformers & Coil, which is still in operation in West Liberty.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and gun enthusiast.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Jean, of 56 years as well as three children: Don (Margie) Hale of L'anse, MI, Nic (Cass) Hale of Granby, MO and Doug (Alicia) Hale of West Liberty, IA. Seven grandchildren: Sean (Cheyenne) Hale, Madison Kleier, Ryan Miller, Hunter Kleier, Tatum Hale, Scott Hale, Hazel Hale, two great grandchildren: Rhea Guidry, Kacelynn Hale. Also surviving is a niece: Bev (Ralph) Mercer and many other special nieces and nephews, Jeans sibling that Stan very much thought of as his own: Richard (Sharon) McCrabb, Bill (Gail) McCrabb, Jan McCrabb. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Ila (Sonny) Petty, Joann (Herb) Hasenclever, Shirley (Wayne) Lee, Max (Norma) Hale and a brother in law: Jim McCrabb.

He will be missed by his loving family and friends.