Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Alice Kathryn Gale

September 15, 1924September 13, 2020

Alice Kathryn Jones Gale, 95, passed away September 13, 2020 at Ashford Place Health Campus. She was born September 15, 1924 at the family farm in Keene, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Frank W. and Lillie Clara Sundeen Jones. Alice graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan College, Miltonvale, KS and Minot State Teachers College, Minot, ND. She was married 52 years to the late Rev. William D. Gale. On May 1, 1961 she acquired four stepchildren, David Duane Gale (deceased), Alice Elisabeth Gale Churchill, Corona, CA, Donald James Gale, (deceased) and Aleta Gale Crail, Monroe WI. Alice’s entire life was spent in service to others. She was an educator, pastor’s wife and missionary. She assisted her husband in compiling 6 books on Native Americans, their families and their faith. Her service, alongside her husband, was with the American Indian Natives, the Latin American Bible Institute and the Philippine Bible Methodist College, and the Philippine population. For some 55 years, she spent her life in service to the Lord through these works. In 1978, an American Indian (Ottawa) Mother bestowed the title of “Pretty Cloud” to their beloved Alice. Alice has attended the Shelbyville Bible Holiness Church in recent years. Survivors include: her daughters, Alice Elisabeth (Donald-deceased) of Corona, CA and Aleta Faith Crail (Steve) of Monroe WI, and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Masden Gale of Richmond KY; six grandchildren: Mechele Jacobs, Donald Churchill II, Justin Blue, Del Blue, Heather Gale, and Michael Gale; nine great-grandchildren: Alexandra and Justin Churchill, Breanna and Landen Cox, Garland Blue, Hayden and Brysen Farthing, James Gale, and Madelynn Gale; and siblings: David Jones (Iva-deceased) Keene, ND, Ralph Jones (Frankie) Portland OR, and Lavonne Jones Hartel (Duane) Williston, ND. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Vernon and Donald, sisters Edith Jones McIntyre, Irene Jones LaFollette; Her husband, Rev. William Duane Gale, sons Donald James Gale, and David Duane Gale. Visitation will be from 10:30am to 12pm at the Shelbyville Bible Holiness Church, 2911 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville IN. The funeral service will be 12 noon at the Shelbyville Bible Holiness Church with Pastor Joseph Smith officiating. The service will be live streamed: www.shelbybhc.com. Due to Covid-19, masks are required. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, IN. Online condolences may be sent to the family @www.myers-reed.com. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is in charge of arrangements.


  • Michael Gale, Active
  • Daniel Jones, Active
  • Jim McIntyre, Active
  • Chris Cravens, Active
  • Ben Smith, Active
  • Nathan Smith, Active


  • Visitatioin

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


  • Burial

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


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John & Cathy Parker

September 17, 2020

Our lives were profoundly impacted by the influence and love of dear "Mom Gale" (as she preferred we call her)! It was a great honor to travel and minister with the Gales on our Mission fields and to enjoy their company on many occasions in our home and in theirs. She was a greatly beloved "Mother in Israel" to us! In recent years we enjoyed stopping by to just bring a little joy to her life when it was possible! We cherish those precious times! So sorry we didn't know of the arrangements for her memorial! We would have loved to have been there! May the Lord comfort the family and challenge us all to carry on the legacy she left us!

Rita Lewis

September 17, 2020

Prayers for the family - so sorry for your loss. I was Alice’s cna and her husband - when they were in the legacy lane side. They were such a nice caring couple And it was a pleasure helping them and being their friend. Alice has alway been a strong person who made it easy to talk to and shared so many wonderful stories of her life she will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family💕

Gary Jergensen

September 16, 2020

What a beautiful lady was my Aunt Alice. Beautiful smile. Beautiful spirit. Beautiful love for all her family and extended family. She was a wonderful mother to her children and a loving companion and partner to my Uncle William. We will miss her presence here on earth, but celebrate with her the joy of fellowship in heaven with all her loved ones who have gone on before her. By now she has been welcomed home with a "well done, good and faithful servant." Condolences to Cousin Aleta and Cousin Alice and all the family members who grieve her passing.


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