July 29, 1949 - June 19, 2014
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Gayle (Thomas) Ballard, 64, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014.
She was born July 29, 1949 in Columbus, the daughter of the late George L. and Wilda J. (Jester) Thomas.
Gayle was a 1967 graduate of West Jefferson High School. She enjoyed scrapbooking, crafts, camping, gardening and caring for her pets. Family history, family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren were very important to her.
She is survived by her daughter, Darcy (Briley) Ritchason of Mechanicsburg; sons, L. Scott Ballard of Mechanicsburg and Cory (Jennifer) Ballard of Columbus; 5 grandchildren, Mason, Ethan, Caleb, Andrew, and Matthew; brother, Dale Thomas of Germany; as well as nieces, Emily and Crystal and nephew, Charlie.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in the Creekside Church, 6446 Alkire Road, Galloway, Ohio with Pastor Tom Walker officiating. Services entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P. O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
We are extremely sorry for your loss. Please know, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time, wish we could be there in person.
All our love,
The McCrae Family