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Miami employee Natalie Marie Bales dies Sept. 29


Natalie Marie Bales, 37, died Sept. 29 at her home in Liberty, Ind. Until disabled by ALS, Bales was employed at Miami University in IT services, 1998-2006.

She earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from Ball State University.

Survivors include her husband, Brooke Bales; a daughter, Ruby Jane Bales; parents Jay and Rita Ewing of Liberty; sisters, Renee (Tad) Van Winkle of Brainbridge Island, Wash., Jessica (Ryan) Jones of Liberty; brother Drew Ewing of Liberty; and other relatives.

Services were held at Hanna's Creek Christian Church in Liberty where she was a member. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Natalie Bales Fund at the Miami University Community Federal Credit Union, 420 Wells Mill Dr., Oxford 45056, for the college education of her daughter Ruby.


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