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Kenneth E. BallPassing: January 26, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 30th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 30th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 30th

BEDFORD– Kenneth E. Ball, 88, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born February 27, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John H. and Minnie Ethel (Pipher) Ball.  He married Mary Lutina “Teeny” Andrews.

Kenneth retired from Lehigh Cement Company in 1987, and was  a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.  Kenneth was a U. S Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Heltonville Area Veterans.

Rita Jean (Mike) Ramey of Bloomington
Kathy Rose (Joe) Vogler of Bedford
Jeffery Wesley Ball of Williams
Chad (Angie) Ramey
Carrie Vallad
Joshua Ball
April Ball
8 great grandchildren
Charles Henry Ball of Mitchell
James Walter Ball of Smithville
Ronald Ball of Lebanon
Mildred Lavere Henderson of Mitchell

His parents; wife; and siblings, John Earnest Ball, Leon Ball,  Lavonne Callahan,  and  Mary Louise Williams, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Charlie Scott officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Hillcrest Christian Church or Legion Riders American Legion Post No. 250

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19 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Rita & Gary Bowman | http://Bedford
    Date: January 31, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Gary and I are in Florida for another week, but wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and Rita Bowman
  2. Guest: Kurt Caudell | http://Springville, IN.
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Sorry for your loss,Kenny always had a smile on his face and just a great attitude.
  3. Guest: Shelia Reef (Way) | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Rita so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and family!
  4. Guest: Jim and Martha Walton | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Kenny and I had great times working together at Lehigh . He was a good friend, and he will be missed. Our Deepest sympathies to the family.
  5. Guest: Susan Woodward | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 30, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Barbara Burton | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Rita, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My heart’s with you all.
  7. Guest: Marilyn Kimmel | http://Springville
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Rita, Kathy and family, Our prayers are with you at this time. I didn't know you or your dad very long, but I will miss seeing you at Garden Villa.
  8. Guest: Mike and Janet Morarity | http://Fishers, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2019
    Rita and Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of Rita's father. May your memories bring you comfort and peace now and in the days to come.
  9. Guest: Pam Freeman | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2019
    Rita, I'm sorry for your loss. Pam
  10. Guest: Angela Ramey | http://Goodyear Az
    Date: January 29, 2019
    Papaw - so blessed I met and got to know this wonderful man My prayers and thoughts are will all family and friends. Papaw, I will miss you deeply. I love you.
  11. Guest: Sheila Hedrick | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: January 29, 2019
    My sincere condolences to all my “stepped on” family. I’ll cherish the memories and the many gifts he made from woodworking. His laugh! He taught me to love outside the box by treating me like a daughter. He truly inspired my life! Much love, Sheila
  12. Guest: Paula Redding Greathouse Paulk | http://Bloomington Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2019
    Rita ,I am truly sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family at this time.
  13. Guest: Harold G Turner | http://BEDFORD, IN
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Rita and family, I was very sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. I have fond memories of the time he and I got to spend together. I am sorry that I did not get more time to visit with him in these last few years, but health issues and their consequences make socializing efforts difficult. Kenny was a good man and I know he is in a better place with our Lord now. My prayers are with you. God Bless, Harold Turner
  14. Guest: Janet Noe | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Rita, Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Noe (Melton)
  15. Guest: Bucky Shirley | http://Decatur, Alabama
    Date: January 28, 2019
    I love you Uncle and will never forget the memories we shared, even though it has been a long time. Rest in Peace Buck
  16. Guest: Jamie Briscoe | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Rita, We want to extend our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. As we know to well, grieving the loss of a parent is a tough part of life. We will be thinking of you all. Sincerely, Jamie & Tim Briscoe
  17. Guest: Randi and Emicka Ball | http://Oolitic, Indiana
    Date: January 28, 2019
    RIP Great Pap. We will miss you. We love you very much!
  18. Guest: Chad Ramey | http://Phoenix, AZ
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Love you Papaw!
  19. Guest: Joshua Ball | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 28, 2019
    I love you Papaw! I'm proud of you!