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Mina Kathryn "Katie" Ballard

August 17, 1921 February 24, 2015
Mina Kathryn "Katie" Ballard
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Mina Kathryn Katie Ballard, 93, of Bellmont, IL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville, IL with her family by her side. She was born in Wabash County on August 17, 1921, the daughter of Joe and Susan (Hocking) Hoffman. She married D.Z. Ballard who preceded her in death. Also preceding Katie in death were her parents; daughter-in-law, Rhonda (Gibson) Ballard; and sister, Geneva Gildersleeve. Katie enjoyed the many years she was a cashier at Altadonnas IGA in Mount Carmel and the friendships she formed there with customers and co-workers. In her youth, she was a member of Antioch Church. Katie loved God and though unable to attend church the last several years, she enjoyed countless hours of watching preachers on television. Katie was a devoted mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by one son, Bill Ballard of Bellmont; two grandchildren, Chris (Jerri) Ballard, M.D. of Fairfield, IL and Cassie (Matt) Bullock of Prospect, KY; great-grandchildren, Sophi, Bella, & Zion Ballard of Fairfield, Blake, Jace, & Jazmyn Bullock of Prospect, KY; and her brother, Joe Hoffman Jr. Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Friday, February 27, 2015 at the House of Prayer, 230 North 5th Street, Albion IL. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m., at Bethel Cemetery in Bellmont, IL with Pastor Mac Dalton officiating. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Katies memory to the American Cancer Society, Southern Region, 4503 W De Young, Ste 200C, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Katies tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Ballard family, please visit
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