Mary Elizabeth Ballard

  • Born: June 19, 1927
  • Died: September 25, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mary by adding your memories and photos.

Mary Elizabeth Ballard, 88, of Indianapolis, IN, was born June 19, 1927 and passed away on September 25, 2015. She was born in Birchtree, Missouri to Tilford and Anna Carrick. Her family moved to Indianapolis when she was a child. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband, Duard Ballard, Sr., her sister, Sarah Foreman and her brother, Joe Carrick. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Duard Ballard, Jr., Dan Ballard, Don Ballard, Mayor Gregory A. (Winnie) Ballard and Mary Ann Morris, her sister, Catherine Phillips, her grandchildren, Kimberly Ballard McKinley, Bradi Ballard Curtis, Brian Ballard, Erica Ballard, Gregory Ballard, Jr., Katy Morris and Kelly Morris and great-grandchildren, Charlie and Colin Ballard and Archie McKinley.

After teaching at St. Francis de Sales, she worked as a Media Assistant at IPS for 25 years at Francis Bellamy School 102. Mary was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Fatima Council, Downtown Dollies, the Silvertones, the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Red Hat Society. She also served as Vice Precinct Committeewoman for Warren Township Republican Club. She enjoyed gardening and playing cards.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, October 2, 2015, at Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Contributions may be made in Mary's name to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219. Please share memories at www.flannerbuchanan.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Happy Birthday Mary!

Posted by Mark Dyer - Indianapolis, IN   September 23, 2019

Greg, Don, Duard, & Danny, March 31, 2016

I was thinking of your mom today and those great days of summer back in the 60"s with your family and was wondering if your mom was still with us, sadly she's not. She was like a 2nd mom to a lot of us back then and what a wonderful person she was. How fast life has gone for all of us now in our 60s.
I hope all of your families are well and prosperous.
My mom left us in September of 09 and I miss her every day. Kim is well in Houston.
God bless your folks and all of you!

Mark Dyer
503-0938

Posted by Mark Dyer - Indianapolis, IN   March 31, 2016

May the God of peace give the family comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Isaac Sanders - Indianapolis, IN   October 05, 2015

On behalf of the Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis, my deepest condolences to Mary Elizabeth's relatives, in particular Major Gregory Ballard.

Posted by Javier Abud-Osuna - Indianapolis, IN - Consul of Mexico   October 01, 2015

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My heart felt condolences to the Ballard family. Rest in Peace. May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace, Amen

Posted by Rhonda Elliott - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   October 01, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. Ballard as the media assistant at school 102 as I attended there late 70s, early 80's. I remember her smile And positive outlook. Made an impression on me many years ago!RIP Mrs. Ballard

Posted by Michelle (Kendall) Shuffitt - Indianapolis, IN - former student   September 30, 2015

So many meaningful and wonderful memories growing up with your family. From playing football in the winter to all those wonderful days as boys at Prentice Little League. My Prayers are with your family at this time. You blessed so many of us, My Mother Edna Baker who used to do your hair loved you and your family so much. My Prayers.

Posted by Mike Baker - Pinellas Park, FL   September 30, 2015

To Mrs. Ballard's Family,

From 1994-2000, I was principal and Mrs. Ballard was librarian at Francis Bellamy School #99.
Her loving personality was a true demonstration of her Christian faith and beliefs. It was a joy just to be in her presence. She would do an outstanding job at school and then go home to care for her ailing husband, Duard. Without a doubt, Heaven is her home and the angels are rejoicing.

Dr. Gene Mosley
Indianapolis

Posted by Dr. Gene Mosley - Indianapolis, IN - co-worker   September 30, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with Mary's family at this time of sorrow. Mary was a very sweet & kind woman who brought great joy to my father for the last 12 years of thier lives. She always made me laugh.

Posted by Jeanne Eppich - Randolph, VT   September 29, 2015

Mary will be much missed by the members of two organizations that she belonged to for many years. We all admired her and knew her to be a very kind and lovely lady in all circumstances. Our prayers are with her family at this time. She has left a lasting impression in our memories. From: Members of Silvertones and The Fatima Ladies Auxiliary.

Posted by Joyce Mikesell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   September 29, 2015

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My Deepest Sympathy

Posted by Charlotte Smith - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 29, 2015

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family.

Posted by Mitzi Rogers - Indianapois - Friend   September 29, 2015

Your family is in our prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.

Posted by Victor & Theada Morris - Clay City, IN - Uncle & Aunt to Mary Ann Morris   September 29, 2015

Mary was a wonderful person. I served her food at the hearth at Tudor gardens in zionsville Indiana I loved her so much. I met mayor Ballard and his wife before and Mary daughter. I loved talking to her. She made my day whenever I saw her

Posted by Heidi Schroeder - Zionsville, IN   September 28, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are will you and your family.

Posted by Becky Phillippi - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 28, 2015

I am sorry for your great loss

Posted by Shirley Clark - Clayton, IN - Employee at INDOT   September 28, 2015

Dear Ballard Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881
info@flannerbuchanan.com

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - Indianapolis, IN   September 27, 2015


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