September 24, 1918 - April 16, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, April 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Irene Ball, 94, of Urbana passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Mercy McAuley Center.
She was born September 24, 1918 in Charlie, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lige Dora (Murry) Hayes.
Irene was a great cook who loved cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.
She is survived by her daughters Judy Smith of Worden, IL, Deborah (Poncho) Brown of Urbana, OH and Elizabeth “Becky” (Ronald) Ball of Mechanicsburg, OH; grandchildren, Rhonda S. Ball, Roderick (Anne) Ball, Ashley Wolf, Andy Wolf, Nick (Delaney) Smith, Alex (Kat) Smith, Trevor (Kaitlin) Smith, Tara Jo Brown, Joshua M. (Rachel) Brown; great- grandchildren, Maddie Ball, Max Ball, Colson Smith, Kenton Smith and Conner Brown and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mont Ball; her son, Ronald G. Ball; her grandson, Ronald G. Ball II and her 12 brothers and sisters.
A special thanks to all of the family and friends who came to visit during the final days and to the staff at the McAuley Center and Community Mercy Hospice for their gracious support.
Funeral Service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am-12 pm. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Mechanicsburg Fire & EMS Association, 18 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 or McAuley Center, 906 Scioto St, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
It was a pleasure meeting your mother and grandmother. She was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of taking care of. She made me laugh so many times also. My thoughts and prayers with the whole family. Irene will be missed.
Aunt Irene was my Grandmother’s (Ida Hayes Greene) sister. She loved my Father (John Greene)and always welcomed us into her home. As a child I remember homemade chicken and dumplings; fresh cow milk, buttermilk and homemade pie fresh from the kitchen of my Great Aunt Irene. She always had a smile and some of the best hugs. This from a woman who I now know must have been exhausted; as I know she was a farmer’s wife who kept Uncle Mont well; raised three children and worked a part-time job. She will be missed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.