In memory of
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ballard
In memory of
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ballard
LITTLE YORK - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ballard, 91, a lifelong resident of the Little York community, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Monmouth Nursing Home. Betty was the fifth of seven children born to Danish immigrants Andrew and Laura Marie (Nielsen) Bertelsen on May 6, 1928, in Monmouth. Betty was raised in Little York, where she attended Cedar Creek grade school and graduated from Little York High School in 1946. Betty married Richard A. Ballard on Dec. 28, 1946, after his return from service in World War II. Betty was a farm wife and proudly raised six sons. She was also employed in sales at Patton Hardware Store and, later, Martha Brown Ltd. Betty was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. She later became a member of the Belmont and Little York Methodist Churches. She was also a member of the Little York Farmerettes for over 50 years and was active in their bazaars and dinner in support of Warren Achievement School. Betty was also active in the Little Cedar United Presbyterian Church and its LOGOS children's program. She is survived by her sons, John (Betty) Ballard of Monmouth, Jim (Lolla) Ballard of Monmouth, Joe (Donna) Ballard of Kirkwood, Jeff (Peggy) Ballard, Jay (Jean) Ballard, and daughter-in-law Rosie Ballard, all of Little York. There are 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren surviving. Betty's sister, Marty (Carl) Marklevitz of Dorr, Michigan, also survives. Betty was preceded in her death by her parents; husband; son Gerald "Jerry"; three great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Friends paid their respects to Bettty on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for Warren Achievement of Monmouth. Cremation was accorded. A service for the interment of her ashes in Little York Cemetery will be planned at a later date.
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In memory of
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ballard
LITTLE YORK - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ballard, 91, a lifelong resident of the Little York community, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Monmouth Nursing Home. Betty was the fifth of seven children born to Danish immigrants Andrew and Laura Marie (Nielsen) Bertelsen on May 6, 1928, in Monmouth. Betty was raised in Little York, where she attended Cedar Creek grade school and graduated from Little York High School in 1946. Betty married Richard A. Ballard on Dec. 28, 1946, after his return from service in World War II. Betty was a farm wife and proudly raised six sons. She was also employed in sales at Patton Hardware Store and, later, Martha Brown Ltd. Betty was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. She later became a member of the Belmont and Little York Methodist Churches. She was also a member of the Little York Farmerettes for over 50 years and was active in their bazaars and dinner in support of Warren Achievement School. Betty was also active in the Little Cedar United Presbyterian Church and its LOGOS children's program. She is survived by her sons, John (Betty) Ballard of Monmouth, Jim (Lolla) Ballard of Monmouth, Joe (Donna) Ballard of Kirkwood, Jeff (Peggy) Ballard, Jay (Jean) Ballard, and daughter-in-law Rosie Ballard, all of Little York. There are 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren surviving. Betty's sister, Marty (Carl) Marklevitz of Dorr, Michigan, also survives. Betty was preceded in her death by her parents; husband; son Gerald "Jerry"; three great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Friends paid their respects to Bettty on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for Warren Achievement of Monmouth. Cremation was accorded. A service for the interment of her ashes in Little York Cemetery will be planned at a later date.
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