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Obituary
Ross Ballance

Ross
Ballance


January 1, 1930
to
March 13, 2019

Funeral at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka
Visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home in Patoka

Ross Harry Ballance,89, of Patoka passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center. He was born on January 1, 1930 the son of Robert Ballance and Susan Irene (Oates) Ballance in Vernon. Ross married the love of his life, Billie Jean Evans on April 29, 1965 in rural Vernon and she preceded him in death on August 8, 2009.

Survivors include his beloved daughter, Karen Jackson and husband Rodney of Vernon, 5 cherished grandchildren, David Young, Daniel Young, Tim Haslett III, Jarod Jackson, Kadi Jackson; precious great-grandchildren, Annabelle Young, Elizabeth Young, Alexandria Young, Luke Hasslett devoted son-in-law, Curt Young of Vernon; special nephews, Leon Ballance of Georgia, and Rod Doolen.

Ross is preceded in death by both of his parents, Robert Ballance and Susan Irene Ballance; wife Billie Jean Ballance; daughters, Joyce Ballance, Royce Young; sister, Ruby Doolen; brothers, Lyle Ballance, and Glenn Ballance.

Mr. Ballance proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He went on to become a member of the Patoka American Legion and the V.F.W. Ross was a lifelong resident of Vernon, where he worked hard to farm the land and raise his family. Ross enjoyed playing a game of pool, beating anyone at a hand of cards and was known for always staying busy.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka with Minister Micah Schnautz officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon where military rites will be accorded. Friends and family are invited to a visitation time from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home in Patoka. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vernon Cemetery in Ross’s Honor and will be accepted by the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Ross may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.