Sibyl Catherine Condra Ballard

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TRUMANN - Mrs. Sibyl Catherine Condra Ballard, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born in Harrisburg, Ark., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Ballard was a former employee of the Singer Company, was the oldest Charter member of the Senior Life Center, and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lewis Ballard; two sons, Bobby L. Ballard Sr. and Carlton L. Ballard Sr.; one brother, Arvil Condra; one sister, Lucille Condra, and her parents, Albert and Elizabeth Harris Condra.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Presley of Shorewood, Ill., Carolyn Farmer of Trumann and Darlene Blasingame of Rockford, Mich.; one sister, Mattie Rush of Granite Bay, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Karen Stehlik and Ray Presley, both of Crest Hill, Ill., Teresa Baunach of Hinckley, Ill., Beau Ballard, Debbye Davis, Lee Ballard and Christy Harp, all of Trumann, Ginger Martin of Coopersville, Mich., and Matthew Blasingame of Rockford, Mich.; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Larry Loggins officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.

Active pallbearers were the grandsons, Lee Ballard, Beau Ballard, Matt Blasingame, Clay Harp, John Paul Baunach, Brad Stehlik and Ray Presley.

Visitation was Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.

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