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Helen P. Ball

FARMINGTON – Helen Petrone Ball of Farmington, passed away on August 19, 2005 at St. Francois Manor at the age of 86 years. She was preceded in death by husband, Ralph E. Ball, her parents, three brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Ball was born May 12, 1919 in Connecticut, to John and Amelia Petrone. She lived in Millbrook, New York and moved to Decatur, Illinois.

Her surviving family are: daughters, Marcia (Ball) Raines, Coppell, Texas, and Linda (Ball) Walters and husband, Jerry, of Farmington, MO, and three grandchildren: Andrew Beckon Walters and wife, Cheryl, Texas; Rachel (Walters) Ndiho and husband, Robert, Illinois; and Michael Raines and wife, Lindsay, Texas. Also four nephews: Edward Cullen, and Gregory, William, and Stephen Petrone of Millbrook, New York. She will be missed by many friends and family.

Mrs. Ball was employed at the Macon County Courthouse for many years, ardent sports fan and devoted mother.

Funeral services will be held at Graceland/Fairlawn Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois at the Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2005 with Pastor Richard Scott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to HospiceCare, Inc. of Mineral Area College.

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