Chester Hale, 90, Chanute, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
He was born May 17, 1919, in Mound Valley to Harry and Rose Etta Buscher Hale.
He married Martha Jean Turner in July 1949 in Parsons. She preceded him in death in March 1968. He married Audrey Naomi Cawthorn in May 1969 in Chanute. She preceded him in death in 1995.
He served as police chief for the city of Chanute.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Linda Cawthorn, Wichita; two grandchildren, Vicki Weaver, Fayetteville, Ark., and Jenny Cawthorn, Wichita; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Victor Cawthorn.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Conributions to the charity of the donor’s choice may be left with the funeral home.