FARMINGTON – Iva J. (Watts) Ball, of Farmington, passed away August 28, 2012, at the Presbyterian Manor at the age of 97 years. She was born June 12, 1915, at Flat River, daughter of the late John Wesley and Fannie Alberta (Miller) Watts. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson Ball, brother Arvel Watts, and three sisters Nova Caldwell, Nell Ketcherside, and Ann Ephland.
Iva grew up in the Flat River area and attended school there. She later attended the Flat River Junior College, where many will have memories of her serving them at the school store. She then attended Washington University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She taught school at Cadet and later at Elvins. She was a member of the Farmington Church of Christ and former member of the Flat River Church of Christ.
Education and teaching was dear to Iva’s heart, so much so, that she chose to make a lasting legacy by gifting her body to her Alma Mater, Washington University so that it could continue be used to teach others.
Iva will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her son, Don and wife Mary Ball of McDonough, Ga., daughter, Donna and husband Linton Luetje of Alton, Ill., sister Helen Spence of Farmington, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, friends, and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. at Flat River Church of Christ, 220 Crane Street Park Hills, Mo. 63601
In lieu for flowers, remembrances may be given to: the MAC Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 1000 Park Hills, Mo. 63601 or the Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund 500 Cayce Street Farmington, Mo. 63640.
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