Babette (Hursta) BallardAugust 30, 1942 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 75)
Babette “Bobbie” Ballard, nee Hursta, age 75, of Swansea, IL, born on August 30, 1942 in Olney, IL, died on June 24, 2018 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, IL.
Bobbie received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Milliken University and has been retired for many years from practice. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Order of Eastern Star in St. Louis, MO.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Wayne Ballard; and her parents, John Jacob and Keathel Mae, nee Rainey, Hursta.
Bobbie is survived by her children, Jessica Leaf of Olney, IL, Jim (Janice) Ballard of Swansea, IL, Janet Farquhar of Waterford, CT and Jacob (Aileen) Ballard of Belleville, IL; 14 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and her sister, Carol Ann Puls of Dallas, TX.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, IL.
Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL with Dr. Phil Silsby officiating. Interment will be held in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123