Lyle L. Ballance Sr. (1925 - 2014)

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Lyle L. Ballance Sr., 89, of Vandalia, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating; Masonic Rites are at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials: First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Ballance was born on April 24, 1925, in Vernon, the son of Robert and Susan Irene Oates Ballance. He married Mary J. Lincicum on Nov. 14, 1948, in Bement; she passed away on July 29, 2010.
He was a retired Fayette County Supervisor of Assessments, and in early year, he was engaged in farming. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving mostly in post-war Japan and working in the motor pool and as a security policeman. He was a member of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M., First United Methodist Church, York Rite Bodies, Melrose Chapter 243 Order of Eastern Star. He was a member and past president of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia, receiving his 50-year membership award in 2013, and a past member and past master (1967) of Patoka Lodge No. 613.
He is survived by a son, Lyle Leon Ballance Jr. and his wife Polly of Moreno Valley, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Anita Ballance of Belton, Texas; brother, Ross Ballance of Vernon; grandchildren, Scott Ballance and his wife Darra of Evans, Ga., and Mary Alice Ballance-Wiechman and Dan Husted of O'Fallon; stepgrandchildren, Martin Knecht and Marla Quigley; great-grandchildren, Dominique, Bacchus, Ethan and Alexander; and great-stepgrandchildren, Zachary and Colton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Arlen Ballance; brother, Glen Ballance; sister, Ruby Doolen; and grandson, Adam Ballance.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 2 to June 11, 2014
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