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Rose Mary BallPassing: March 15, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22nd @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, March 22nd @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, March 22nd

MITCHELL – Rose Mary Ball, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Autumn Trace Communities in Bedford.

Born October 31, 1935, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William A. and Rose Ann (Bex) Winegar.  Rose married Charles Henry Ball on December 27, 1954 and he preceded her in death February 16, 2023.  They were together for seventy years.

Rose was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.  She was a homemaker, and she volunteered at the church and at Mitchell Manor.  Rose was famous for her biscuits and meatballs. 

Surviving are her son, Charles “Mike” Ball of Mitchell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Sherry Pless; and siblings, Flossie Marie Sloan, Floyd Edwards, James Edwards, and Glen Edwards, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jerry Richardson officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Annette | Bedford
    Date: March 17, 2023
    Aunt Rosemary, I am not sure what I am to do with out you. I have admired you since I was a young girl. We (my siblings and I)would always be so excited when you bring cookies, fudge, etc over for us to eat, or when I would stay the night and would go to look for fools gold, take a walk into the woods. As an adult helping you pick persimmons and run them through, talking you to your medical appts or helping you when you didn’t feel good. One of my last memories was taking you to Christmas shop for the grand babies. My heart is so broken. I was blessed to know you, be related to you, to love you.
  2. Guest: Trish york | Bedford
    Date: March 17, 2023
    I'm so very sorry to hear your loss. Prayers are with you Mike 🙏 I no exactly what your going thru. If u need anything or just to talk give me a holler. Rose Mary was so very kind and best neighbor I had. Thinking of you Mike. Trish york
  3. Guest: Chrystal Dean | Orleans Indiana
    Date: March 17, 2023
    You will be missed very aunt Rose Mary love you bunches..
  4. Guest: Meranda Henderson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Brian and family, So sorry and sending our condolences for your aunt. She was always so sweet when she was at the store Thinking of you all Steve,Meranda and Kaya Henderson Dulcie Wade
  5. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: March 16, 2023
    I loved Rose Mary she was one of the best Christian women I ever had the privilege of knowing. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Very sorry for your loss. My dad was Clinton Batchelor. His mother, Emma Pipher Batchelor Mullis and Aunt Minnie were sisters. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Absolutely devastating losing both parents in such a short period of time. May God provide strength and comfort for all.