Joan Olga Nelson Hale
1934 — 2021
Joan Olga (Nelson) Hale, 87, of Topeka, passed away on November 8, 2021 at home. She was surrounded with love and will be missed by many. She was born on May 2, 1934 to Thomas Hendricks and Helga Emelia (Bache) Perdue in Horton, Kansas. Joan graduated from Huron High School in 1952 in Huron, Kansas Joan worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T as a telephone operator. She started her career in Huron and continued it in Atchison and Topeka where she later retired in 1985 She was a Past Worthy Matron of Helena Chapter 210, and a dual member of Beulah Chapter 34 Order of the Eastern Star, Asian Toltec Rite #1, Topeka Assembly #24 Social Order of the Beauceant, Telephone pioneers of...