|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1900|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1979|
In Memory of Florence O'Neal (Mills) Ballinger
Florence O'Neal Ballinger, fifth child of a family of twelve children born to Joseph & Nora Mills, was born at Madison, Nebraska, June 11, 1900. She was preceded in death by her parents & five of her brothers & sisters: Grace, Willie, Margaret, Abner, & Leslie. Surviving her is one sister, Mattie Randolph of Buffalo OK.& five brothers John, Arthur, & Edgar of Buffalo OK. Albert of Protection KS.& Clyde of Medicine Lodge, KS.
Florence grew up in & near the Paruna Community north & east of Buffalo, OK. attending grade school at Alto.
She married Oscar Ballinger Nov 28,1918 in Harper Co. OK.. Two darling daughters, Lorene & Lucille, were born to them. Oscar died suddenly of a ruptured appendix in 1923.
She married Henry Ballinger in 1926. Two sons, Melvin & Delbert were born & raised. They moved from northeast of Buffalo to a farm northeast of Walsh, CO. in 1947. Henry died after a short illness in 1948. Florence resided in the Walsh Community for 32 years. Reflecting back over those years, the loss of two husbands, the depression times, and a serious illness of her own, Florence could still smile easily & tell of many happy experiences.
Her youngest daughter, Lucille Chase, was killed in a vehicle accident in 1947 leaving four small children. Her son-in-law, Albert Chase married again to Wilma Ferbrache who raised the children well along with three more. Florence loved them all & was very happy with all her grandchildren.
She leaves to remember her the immediate family, Lorene Randolph & husband Harry of National City, Calif., Melvin of the home, Delbert & wife Oreatha of Harper KS., five sisters-in-law Bessie Ballinger, Blanche Ballinger, Genevieve Mills, Lottie Mills, & Leota Mills. Twelve grandchildren, twenty Great-grandchildren& a host of nephews, nieces, & friends.
Florence loved & praised all of her relatives, enjoyed visiting with her many friends & neighbors immensely, and felt best when working to aid them all.
Florence was baptized while attending the Puruna Baptist Church & in Nov of 1958 joined the First Baptist Church of Walsh, CO. She manifested a strong faith in the Lord through much sickness & trial.
She passed away in the Walsh Hospital after a lengthy illness & many complications at the age of 79 yrs.& 50 days. Florence was loved dearly by all & her passing leaves a great void which will be long in filling.
Joseph Mills (1862 - 1942)
Nora O'Neal Mills (1874 - 1939)
Oscar Demming Ballinger (1898 - 1922)
Henry Isaiah Ballinger (1903 - 1948)
Lorene E.velyn Ballinger Randolph (1919 - 1998)*
Lucille Beryl Ballinger Chase (1922 - 1947)*
Melvin Isiah Ballinger (1927 - 1999)*
William George Mills (1894 - 1905)*
Margaret Vivian Mills (1896 - 1913)*
Joseph Abner Mills (1898 - 1921)*
Florence O'Neal Mills Ballinger (1900 - 1979)
Samuel Arthur Mills (1907 - 1983)*
Robert Albert Mills (1909 - 1985)*
Clyde R. Mills (1913 - 1998)*
Willow Creek Cemetery
Maintained by: Patricia Hammond
Originally Created by: N. Dale Talkington
Record added: May 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90342722
Great Aunt Florence-- rembering the times visiting & your house when I was young playing with the cats, playing marbles--Then staying for supper with you & Melvin--you were a great cook fried chicken & home made gravey was my favorite--- One of these days...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 28, 2016
Patricia-I have 4 other Ballinger Memorials in Harper County if you would like for me to transfer them to you.|
N. Dale Talkington
Added: Aug. 27, 2016