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 Ralph Dale “Red” Ball

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Ralph Dale “Red” Ball

  • Birth 12 Apr 1923 Franklin County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 20 Apr 2004 Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 34756384

Ralph D. "Red" Ball 81, of Rushville died APR 20, 2004 at his residence.

Born APR 12, 1923 in Franklin County, IN he was the son of Delbert V. & Mary Glisson Ball. He was married to Mary Lee Durbin OCT 4, 1947 and she survives. He was a 1941 graduate of Rushville High and entered the US Navy. He served as a signalman 2nd class during WWII.

He retired after 30 years as manager of Rodefeld s Co. Inc. in Rushville & Connersville. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was Past Exaulted Ruler of the Elks Lodge 1307. He was a former member of the Kiwanis & Rotary Clubs.

Survivors besides his wife include three sons James (wife JoAnn) Ball of Phoenix, AZ, Richard (wife Barbara) Ball of Loveland, OH & Don Ball of Rushville; two daughters Betty Jo (Mrs. Bob) Hansen of Peru, IL & Mary Alice (Mrs. Darryl) Berry of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers Delbert R. Ball Jr. of CA & Lowell "Jack" Ball of Lake Santee, IN; three sisters Judy (Mrs. Lynn) Hill of Anderson, IN, Ellen (Mrs. Charles) Rogers of Rushville & Linda Alford of Shelbyville, IN; eight grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ball.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am APR 24th at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Rushville. Friends may call from 3 to 8pm APR 23, 2004 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary School Foundation, 818 S. Airport Rd. Rushville, IN 46173.
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I went to school with Mary Alice and remember Ralph when I worked for Paul Rees at Rees' Standard/Amaco and going to Rodefield's for parts.


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  • Created by: Greg Raike
  • Added: 13 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34756384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Dale “Red” Ball (12 Apr 1923–20 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34756384, citing Calvary Cemetery, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Greg Raike (contributor 47016957) .