Grace B. Ballard

May 20, 1926 ‒ February 18, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Grace B. Ballard, age 85 of Delaware passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was born on May 20, 1926 in Mason County, Kentucky to the late Forrest and Bessie (Jones) Cobb. Originally from Maysville, KY. she lived in Columbus for 20 years and moved to N. Old State Rd in 1966 prior to becoming a Delaware resident.

On August 14, 1955 she married her beloved husband of 53 years, Joe Ballard Sr., who preceded her in death in 2009. Grace was most grateful to the Lord for leading him into the lives of her and her daughter.

An accomplished seamstress, for years she worked unselfishly as a home health aide and private nurse. She joined the Eastwood Seventh-day Adventist church in 1954 and will be remembered as a devoted member. Grace served her church as a Community Services Director and Deaconess. She was well known for her cooking, especially her famous honey whole wheat bread. Always caring and generous, she was warm hearted and a good listener.

She is survived by daughter Diana White of Westerville, step-daughter Sharon Bell of Colton, CA; step-sons Joe Jr. of Sun City West, AZ and Charles Ballard of California; 14 Grandchildren including Adam White of Columbus, and 13 Great-grandchildren. In addition she helped numerous families and foster children.

She was also preceded in death by first husband: William Robert Frederick; a sister and 5 brothers.

Friends may call Tuesday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Eastwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6400 South Sunbury Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081, where funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. with interment in Green Mound Cemetery near Kilbourne. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Joe G. Ballard Sr. Eastwood Jr. Academy Endowment Fund.

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