Obit: Joseph P. Ballard Jr.
"Joe Patty" Ballard, 79, Edwardsville, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Parkway Care home in Edwardsville. Services were Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial following in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Ballard was born Aug. 11, 1925 in Edwardsville. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He retired from Graybar Electric after 33 years of service and went on to work at H&R Block. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty J. Ballard, in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Ballard, of the home; four stepstons; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters; a sister, Dolores Radcliff, Edwardsville; and a niece and nephew