January 14, 1958 - November 22, 2020
Gail Hires, 62, of Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, November 22, 2020, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1958 in Anderson, Missouri, a daughter of Duane and Lovene (Pendergraft) Johnson. Gail was a 1975 graduate of Gravette Holiness Bible School in Gravette, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, Paul Hires, on Valentine’s Day in 1976. Gail graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Hobe Sound Bible College in Hobe Sound, Florida in 1981. She was Co-Valedictorian in both High School and College. As an Elementary Education teacher for 39 years, Gail’s world revolved around children. She had a motherly joy and love for every child placed in her care. Gail was currently teaching at Nazarene Christian School in Beech Grove. Gail was a faithful partner in ministry with her husband, Paul, as they pastored and served in Christian education across several states. They were members of Independent Nazarene Church in Beech Grove. She loved music, especially Southern Gospel Music. Gail was happiest when with her grandchildren. She loved to cook for her family and have them all together. She especially loved holidays and celebrating with all her family. Those left to cherish Gail’s memory include her husband of 44 years, Rev. Paul T. Hires; a son, Dennis Paul (Melinda) Hires of Indianapolis; a daughter, Melissa Kay (Daniel) Morris of Speedway; five grandchildren, Kelsey Morris, (9), Arie Hires, (7), Derek Hires, (6), Kylie Morris, (5), and Darren Hires, (3); a brother, Denny (Janet) Johnson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters, Nila (Loren) Coates of Mulberry, Kansas and Nola Linn of Gravette, Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Colleen Johnson of Columbus, Kansas, and several nieces and nephews. Awaiting Gail in Heaven were five precious, infant grandchildren; her cherished mother, Lovene Johnson; a brother, Chris Johnson and two sisters-in-law, Becky Johnson and Norma Johnson. A service to celebrate Gail’s life will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Independent Nazarene Church, 5152 Hornet Ave. Beech Grove, Indiana, 46107, with Rev. Paul Hires and Rev. Denny Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 4 – 8 pm Friday evening at the church and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Independent Nazarene School at the address above. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Gail Hires.
Gail Hires, 62, of Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, November 22, 2020, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1958 in Anderson, Missouri, a daughter of Duane... View Obituary & Service Information
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