Rhonda Hale, 56, of East Peoria, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at her home.

Rhonda Hale, 56, of East Peoria, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at her home.

She was born Feb. 23, 1959, in Peoria, to Charles and Joann Bentz Hale.

Surviving is a sister, Linda (Lonnie) Driskill; daughter, Shylynn Upchurch; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Hale.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rick and Chuck Hale.

She worked as a clerk on the surgical floor at OSF Saint Francis for 19 years. She was a member of East Peoria Community Church and was active in the Girl Scouts. 

A funeral service for Rhonda will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the funeral home, and one half hour prior to the service Wednesday. The Rev. Curt Rowden will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to establish a fund for Shylynn.

Rhonda’s memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to the family.