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H. Lynn Bale

H. Lynn Bale, age 56, of Chatham, formerly of Quincy, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 11:00 am in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois.

Lynn was born September 18, 1962 in Rushville, IL the son of Hobson and Linda Lynn Bale. He married Cathy Lafferty September 20, 1991 in Quincy. She survives.

Lynn was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Western Illinois University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Marketing from Quincy College and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Illinois Springfield.

Lynn was employed by WDM in Quincy before moving to Springfield in 1991. He then was employed at Central Management Services of the State of Illinois.

Lynn was a member of Sugar Creek United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Quincy Jaycees, where he served as president, and the Chatham Jaycees. He was a Den Leader for Pack 79 and Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 310. He coached youth soccer, loved golf, and was an avid bicyclist. He and Cathy had a little sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program in Springfield. Following his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease, Lynn loved the Rock Steady Boxing Program at Memorial Hospital and the friends he made there.

In addition to his wife, Cathy, Lynn is survived by his son, Christopher James Bale of Chatham, a student at St. Louis University, his parents, Hobson and Linda Bale of Quincy, a brother Terry (Dana) Bale of Louisville, KY, a sister Nicole ‘Nickie’ Scranton of Quincy, six nieces and nephews, Adam, Evan, Nicholas and Kate Bale and Cody (Kristie) and Riley Scranton, and two great nieces Kenna Rae and Scarlett.

Services: 11:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Sugar Creek United Methodist Church, 1022 New City Rd, Chatham, IL 62629., with Rev. Paul Dinges officiating.

Burial: Stout Cemetery, Chatham, Illinois

Visitation: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday November 10, 2018 at Sugar Creek United Methodist Church

Memorials: Christopher Bale College Fund or Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s at Memorial Sports Care.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Hobson and Linda, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and to the rest of Lynn’s family.

  2. So sorry to hear about the loss of Lynn. May God hold each of you close and bring peace in the midst of your storm.

  3. Mr. & Mrs. Bale, I am so very sorry to read about Lynn’s passing. I have such fond memories of our grade school years. He always was so much fun to be around. Prayers for your family.

  4. So sad to hear of Lynn’s passing. He was a great person, and always very kind to me. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  5. So sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort and peace during your time of loss and sorrow.

  6. I am very sorry for the Bale family. May Lynn rest in peace. I have found memories of when Lynn and I played as young children. From what I read of his life he and his family have much to be proud of.
    God Bless.
    Ed Schneider

  7. Cathy and Christopher, I am so very sorry. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. Love you.

  8. Hobson, Linda and The Bale Family
    Sending my deepest condolences at this difficult time. Thinking of all of you and sending you positive thoughts. So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing.
    Chad Stevenson

  9. Dear Family – I am sorry for your loss – I can still see Lynn ‘negotiating’ with a stubborn golf cart while working the cart races in South Park for the Jaycees – I wish you peace


  11. Hobson and Linda so sorry about Lynn’s psssing. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to your entire family. Always missed you guys in Mt. sterling . Remember Lynn from little league . Love to you all.

  12. Hobson and Linda so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to your entire family.

  13. Cathy, Christopher, Hobson, Linda, Terry, Nickie – my deepest condolences. The Bale family will be in thought and prayers during this difficult time.

  14. My deepest condolences, Hobson, Linda, Terry, Nikki, Cathy, Christopher. The Bale family will be in thought and prayer.

  15. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Lynn was a wonderful person and will be remembered always. Love, Sandi and Gary McCaskill

  16. So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. He was a good friend and a very nice person. My sympathies to Mr. and Mrs. Bale and to my classmate Terry, Nicki and your families.

  17. Hobson and Linda, we are so so sorry to hear this. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! John and Janet Miley

  18. Linda and Hobson—- we are sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all. Prayers are sent. We know that Lynn will not suffer no more. He’ll be smiling down on his whole family

  19. Linda & Hob, I am so sorry for your loss. May God Give you peace & comfort in the days ahead and

  20. Please know we are praying for all of you! We feel he has been taken from us too soon. Please, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We are planning to be there Saturday morning. Sincerely forever your friends,
    Don and Diana McCleary (and the other 16 of us!)

  21. Hobson and Linda we are praying for you and family. Please let us know if we can be of any help to you

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