RAYMOND ELDEAN BALL
Raymond Eldean Ball, born Oct. 4, 1925, in Milo, Iowa, and passed away on Nov. 15, 2018, in Platte City, Mo., surrounded by his loving family. Well known for his kindness and graciousness, he loved Jesus, his family and his country. He was quick-witted, played several musical instruments and never missed an opportunity to regale those around him with stories from his life. He survived the Great Depression, World War II, the loss of an infant child (Gary Dean), the loss of his wife Fern Marie, and 16 presidents but could not overcome cancer. And true to his Iowa farm boy roots, he lived weeks longer than his prognosis, repeatedly telling his family not to worry about him because he would soon be in heaven. He will be greatly and sorely missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice (Vincent) Stephenson; grandchildren: Michelle (Roger) Strong and Eric Stephenson; great- grandchildren: Torin, Hunter and Violet Strong; and a brother Roy Ball.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Fern; son, Gary; and siblings: Rev. Howard Ball, Ivyl Ball and Edith (Sterl) Conn.
Services for Raymond Ball, 93, formerly of Indianola and Corydon, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Indianola Christian Union Church, Indianola. The visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, prior to services at the church. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Sharon Cemetery, Chariton.
Memorials may be given to the family in his name. To sign an online condolence, visit our website at www.overtonfunerals.com.