Hallie Rives Amiel

December 23, 1916April 25, 2013

In Memory of Hallie Rives Amiel December 23, 1916 – April 25, 2013

Hallie Rives Amiel of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the age of 96. She was born December 23, 1916, in East St. Louis, Illinois and was one of four children of Dr. Albert Rives and his wife Helen. Upon graduating from the University of Illinois in 1938, Hallie married Henri Joseph Amiel and was his beloved wife for 38 years until his death in 1977. During their years together, Hallie travelled with Henri overseas, raising her three children in Vienna, Austria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Madrid, Spain and Bogota, Columbia. As the wife to a director of Catholic Charities, Hallie embraced local cultures and made life a fun and enlightening adventure for her children. She loved to travel and did so extensively in Europe and South America but never forgot her Midwestern roots while taking care to make sure her children retained their American heritage.

Hallie and Henri retired to Newburgh, Indiana in 1975 where Hallie was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church until she moved in November of 2011 to be with her son in Dallas, Texas.

Hallie was preceded in death by her husband, Henri Amiel, and her daughter, Lucie Amiel, and is survived by her daughter, Christine McDaniel, her son Paul Amiel, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Committal Service will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, Indiana, followed by a Memorial Service at St John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, officiated by Father Thomas Kessler.



  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2013


  • Committal Service

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Fr Ron Kreilein

July 11, 2013

I remember Hallie sitting up front in Church at St John the Baptist when I first got ordained and was assigned there. She always smiled and had a great laugh as I teased her. May she now rest in peace.

Don & Helen Simpson

May 10, 2013

Heartfelt condolence to all the family. Hallie was a great lady.

May 10, 2013

Heartfelt condolence to the whole family. Hallie was a great lady. Don and Helen Simpson

Jeanne Moore

May 8, 2013

Wish I was there to give you all hugs and hold hands - Sorry for your loss


May 3, 2013

Just heard the news today. Honestly was shocked because I always thought she would live to be 100+. Hallie was always so full of life and energy. She always had a kind word for anyone who crossed her path. She was one of a kind and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. RIP Hallie.