Mary Estelle Ballard (1927 - 2014)

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Mary Estelle Ballard, 87, Holy Cross, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.
She was born on March 20, 1927 in Saint Francis to the late Adrian and Elizabeth Rafferty Cambron.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, James Philip Ballard; seven sisters, Margaret Gootee, Louise David, Gladys Smith, Jeanette Miles, Geraldine Smith, Helen Cambron and Darnell Napper; and two brothers, Everette and Samuel Cambron.
Survivors include: three daughters, Darlene Miles (Kevin) of Bardstown, Jane Borders (Bob) of Owensboro and Diane Corbett (Wallace) of Lexington; two sons, Steven Ballard (Martha Lynn) of Loretto and Kenny Ballard (Nancy) of Saint Francis; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3560 N. Saint Francis Road, Loretto, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Emil Kandor will be the celebrant with Rev. Deacon Dennis May assisting.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers are grandsons: Jay Ballard, Brian Ballard, Ken Ballard, Anthony Ballard, Joey Borders, Jeff Miles, and William Corbett.
Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters: Lisa Hess, Tricia Grimes, Maria Pearl, Teresa Masterson, Sarah Wright, Michaela Grundy, Shannon Gleason, Brittany Borders, and Jessica Gumbert.
Mattingly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Loretto, KY 40037
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Aug. 20, 2014