Irma Ballard

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Irma Ballard

Irma Ballard

ANNA, Ill. — Irma Ballard, 96, of Centralia, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.

She was born Jan. 20, 1912, to Clede and Maggie White Vick. She married Bob Smithey Oct. 11, 1933. He preceded her in death. She later married Leland Lesar. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1975. In 1980 she married Lloyd Ballard. He preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1989.

Ballard was a member of Lake Milligan Baptist Church. She was a nurses aide.

Survivors include a son, Jerry (Karen) Smithey of Jefferson City, Tenn.; a daughter, Vicky (Gary) Bolen of Shattuc, Ill.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and three brothers, Oris, Maynard and Wallace Vick.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.

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