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Ima Helen Balla Creech
Birth: Feb. 26, 1911
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1998
West Orange
Orange County
Texas, USA

Ima (Balla) Creech was born in 1911 in Rochester, New York to Alexander Balla and Julia (Molnar) Balla, Hungarian émigrés. She was the sister of Alex Balla Jr., Frank Balla, John Balla, Irene (Balla) Sebok, Esther (Balla) Sacchelli, Arpod Balla, Henry Balla, Aline (Balla) Goetz, and Ethel Jewel (Balla) Elmer.

She was the wife of Alexander Gilmer ("A.G.") Creech (1910-1985), and mother of four daughters: Dorothy, Esta Ray, Billie, and Patricia. Throughout her life, she was a devout member of the Pentecostal Church.

Ima passed away on October 19, 1998 in West Orange, Texas. Her funeral was held on October 21, 1998 at First United Pentecostal Church; and she was buried at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.

"Those Hands Of Mother's"
by Dorothy Creech Elliot
Aprill 1999

Those hands that were so caressing,
are hands that brought many blessings
Those wrinkled little hands that loved to pick beautiful flowers,
are hands that were made by God, and were not ours.

Those hands were my mother's who was so kind to me,
my precious mother that was so dear.
I thank God for letting us have her,
and keeping her ever so near.

She is now with Jesus,
what a wonderful thing.
I can close my eyes and see her now,
as the angels sing.

(Special thanks to skatoolaki for sponsoring Aunt Ima's memorial page.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Balla (1886 - 1950)
  Julia Molnar Balla (1885 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Alexander Gilmer Creech (1910 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Esta Ray Creech Riggs (1932 - 2002)*
  Patricia Ann Creech Lawson (1936 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Balla (1908 - 1977)*
  Ima Helen Balla Creech (1911 - 1998)
  Frank Balla (1912 - 1920)*
  Irene Vera Balla Sebok (1913 - 2006)*
  Esther Margaret Balla Sacchelli (1915 - 1998)*
  Arpod Balla (1916 - 1986)*
  Henry Balla (1919 - 1975)*
  Ethel Jewel Balla Elmer (1926 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
West Orange
Orange County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: William
Record added: Feb 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13430369
Ima Helen <i>Balla</i> Creech
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Ima Helen <i>Balla</i> Creech
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She must have been a wonderful lady!
- RBA
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014

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 Added: Apr. 12, 2014

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