Marjorie Catherine "Margie" Ballard, 89, of Holy Cross, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.
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She was born June 5, 1925, in Manton. She was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois in Bardstown. She also formerly worked at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown and Cowden Sewing Factory in Springfield. She was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anthony "Tony" Ballard; her parents, Charles Edward and Marie Aline Mattingly; a sister, Aline Vittitow; and three brothers, Jim Ed Mattingly, Charles Thomas Mattingly and Joseph David Mattingly, Sr.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Ballard (Wayne)of Rineyville, and Carlotta Elder (Greg), of Loretto; two sons, Mark Ballard (Linda) and Greg Ballard (Ann), all of Holy Cross; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Delores Blady and Elaine Reynolds, both of Louisville, Frances "Borgia" Phillips (George), of Scottsdale, Pa., Monica Ballard and Evelyn Fenwick, of Bardstown, and Diane Devine (Wally) of Willisburg.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3560 N. St. Francis Road in Loretto with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road in Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant.
Memorial donations may go toward Masses or the Holy Cross Cemetery Fund.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Stewart Ballard, Joe Mark Ballard, Jeremy Elder, Tony Ballard, Adam Elder and Troy Ballard.
Mattingly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattingly Funeral Home
195 Holy Cross Road
Loretto, KY 40037
Published in The Kentucky Standard on July 12, 2014