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 Vernon Ray Ballenger

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Vernon Ray Ballenger

  • Birth 27 Dec 1930 Dewar, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1999 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 33450989

Vernon Ray Ballenger, 68, Topeka, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Ballenger was a draftsman for Finney and Turnipseed from 1959 to 1963, and he owned and operated the Westboro Standard Service Station from 1963 to 1973. He worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Topeka until he retired in 1996. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Dewar, Okla., the son of Elbert Ray Bellenger and Luella Agnes Peters. He graduated from Dewar, Okla., High School, and he moved to Topeka in 1959.

He married Shirley J. Peavler on Feb. 2, 1952, in Henryetta, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Rick Bellenger, Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at West Lawn Memorial Gardens in Topeka.

Mr. Ballenger will lie in state from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home where visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the funeral home.

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  • Created by: Dale Bernhardt
  • Added: 1 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33450989
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Ray Ballenger (27 Dec 1930–2 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33450989, citing West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dale Bernhardt (contributor 47013200) .