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Susan Ballard

Born:            Wednesday, 22nd of January 1947
Died:            Wednesday, 4th of October 2017
Interred:       Monday, 9th of October 2017


   Susan Ballard , age 70, of Crystal City, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. She was born January 22, 1947 in Herculaneum, Missouri, the daughter of the late Freeda Geneva (nee Moore) Becker and Delmas E. Becker, Sr. of Arnold, Missouri.
   She is survived by her husband Joseph K. "Joe" Ballard, Sr.; daughters Freeda (Bobby) Venz of Festus, Tracey Ballard of Festus, and Karin I. Ballard of Mehlville, Missouri; sister Laura Faye (Gary) Bourisaw of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; brother Delmas E. "Bud" (Renie) Becker, Jr. of Herculaneum; step-mother Lorraine Becker of Arnold; grandchildren Joshua (Michelle) Venz, Terri (Ryan) Friedmeyer, Jacob Venz, Shae O'Brien, Julia Venz, Mitchel McKenzie, and Brandon McKenzie; and a great-grandson Bodie Friedmeyer.
   In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by her son Joseph K. "Jody" Ballard, Jr.; and a brother James E. Becker.
   She was a retired payroll clerk from Doe Run Lead Co. in Herculaneum.
   Visitation 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 9, 2017 at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Kyle Castens of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials in her memory are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Herculaneum, Missouri
Crystal City, Missouri
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City, Missouri