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 Martha Virginia <I>Staples</I> Ballou

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Martha Virginia Staples Ballou

  • Birth 26 Nov 1912 White Hall, Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 20 Jun 1988 Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial White Hall, Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 44070334

Greene Prairie Press
Greene County, Illinois
23 June 1988

Martha Ballou

Martha Virginia Ballou, 75, of Scott County Nursing Center and formerly of Barry and White Hall, died Monday evening, June 20, 1988, at Passavant Hospital.

She was born Nov. 26, 1912, in White Hall, daughter of George and Lillie Newton Staples. She married William A. Ballou on March 22, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., and he died Feb. 18, 1985.

Surviving are three nephews, Dale Staples of Jerseyville, Gale Staples of Carrollton and Bob Staples of Winchester.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jettie Thompson, and two brothers, Dewey and Thomas G.

Mrs. Ballou worked at the Jacksonville Developmental Center for many years, retiring in 1976.

Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at White Hall Cemetery.

Additional to above obituary:
Greene Prairie Press
Added on 30 June 1988

Services were held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with the Rev. Alfred Eastin officiating. Vocalist Kathy Dawdy sang "In The Garden" and "Precious Memories." The organist was Tammy Winters.

Pallbearers were Michael Staples, Patrick Staples, John Staples, Edward Staples, Edward L. Thompson and Doug thompson. Burial was in the White Hall Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 44070334
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Virginia Staples Ballou (26 Nov 1912–20 Jun 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44070334, citing White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Judy Clark-Wick (contributor 47100356) .