Joe H. Bales 1918 - 2007 Lawrence
Memorial services for Joe H. Bales, 89, Lawrence, will be hosted by the family in November. Cremation has been conducted.Mr. Bales died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Eudora Nursing Center.He was born June 18, 1918, in Whiting, the son of Earnest and Lydia Castle Bales. He graduated from Whiting High School, where he lettered in basketball.Mr. Bales served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and the Aleutian Islands. He served as a sergeant for five years. He owned and operated Bales Electric in Lawrence for 45 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.Mr. Bales married Mini Lee Childers on May 18, 1944. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, David, Lawrence; a daughter, Linda Bales, Lawrence; and a granddaughter, Kerrie Adent.He was preceded in death by his first-born son, Joe, in 1961.The family suggests memorials to Southern Care Hospice, 1440 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence 66049.Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.