|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1902|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2002|
Elva Julia Balke, of Cole Camp, died Nov 15, 2002 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Cole Camp.
She was born Nov 30, 1902, in Zora, MO, a daughter of John William and Elizabeth Jane Stansberry Boatright. On Jun 3, 1928, in Sedalia, she was married to Olaff F Balke who died July 14, 1987.
Mrs Balke was raised and educated in the Cole Camp area. A 1920 graduate of Cole Camp High School, she attended Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg and taught from 1921 to 1939 in the Edmondson School District. She and her husband owned and operated a dry goods store in Edmondson. In 1941, they moved to Sedalia, where she worked at Pritty Shoe Store, Montgomery Ward and Cash Hardware. She was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church and very supportive of St. Paul's Lutheran School. She enjoyed gardening, canning , crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include several nephews and a niece.
Pallbearers will be Larry D Walter, Carl A Walter, Justin R Walter, Huth Schlesselman, Larry Schlesselman and Cecil Schlesselman.
Olaff F Balke (1900 - 1987)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82577552
Added: Feb. 11, 2014