February 7, 2019 at 11:00am

Bobbie BallardMemorial for Babette “Bobbie” Hursta Ballard ’92

Babette "Bobbie" Ballard, nee Hursta, 75, of Swansea, IL, born on August 30, 1942 in Olney, IL, died on June 24, 2018 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, IL.

Bobbie received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Milliken University and has been retired for many years from practice. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Order of Eastern Star in St. Louis, MO.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Wayne Ballard; and her parents, John Jacob and Keathel Mae, nee Rainey, Hursta.

Bobbie is survived by her children, Jessica Leaf of Olney, IL, Jim (Janice) Ballard of Swansea, IL, Janet Farquhar of Waterford, CT, and Jacob (Aileen) Ballard of Belleville, IL; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Carol Ann Puls of Dallas, TX.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Visitation will also be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL with Dr. Phil Silsby officiating. Interment will be held in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

KASSLY MORTUARY, LTD., Fairview Heights, IL.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 26, 2018


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