Frances Marie (Johnson) Ballard

Born: Tue., Feb. 11, 1913
Died: Sun., Dec. 26, 2010


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 29, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Dec. 29, 2010

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Frances Marie Ballard died peacefully surrounded by her family at Mason City Are Nursing Home in Mason City, IL December 26, 2010. She was born February 11, 1913 in Wayne County, IN to Morris and Pauline Mary (Freeman) Johnson.

On April 07, 1930 she married Jackson (Jack) Edgar Ballard, to whom she was married 52 years. The lived most of their married life in the Wayne County Area. After her husbands death in April 1982, she moved to Mason City, IL.

She was the loving mother to Russell (Brenda) Ballard of San Jose, IL, Carl Ballard, Luella Willis, Thelma (Robert) Keihn, of Mason City, IL, Barbara McCutchan, Pasadena, CA, Faye (John) Monroe, Winchester, IN, Helen Black and Patricia Adkins, Cambridge City, IN. Frances had 22 grandchildren, 38 Great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Everett and Howard Johnson, sister Ethel Platt, a brother and sister in their infancy, husband and sons Jackie Eugene, George Edwin, Robert Allen, Freddie Morris in their infancy. Also son-in-laws Russell Willis Sr. 1/84, Johnie Guy Black 8/05, Glen McCutchan 11/09, and James Carl DeCanter 4/10, grandson Christopher Helmsing 12/82, and a great-great-grandson Andrew Wade Shank 7/92.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, from noon till time of service at 2pm at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel, 1010 East Main Street. Cambridge City, IN with Pastor Gary Sellers officiating. Burial will be at Willow Grove Cemetery, Fountain City, IN. In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions be made to Christopher Helmsing Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Wayne Bank & Trust, 145 W. Main Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327 or Mason City Area Nursing Home, 520 N. Price Street, Mason City, IL 62664.

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Leo and Patti
   Posted Tue December 28, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

Charlie & Joyce Miller
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. May God Bless each and every one of you!

Marjorie Turner Moistner
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
Dear Barbara and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I''m sorry I can''t be with you today. May you have a blessed today. Marjorie Moistner.