HOLY CROSS - Ballard, Bernice, 71, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
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She was born February 9, 1941 in Holy Cross. Bernice was a retired employee of the Marion County Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rueben and Anna Belle Medley Smith, two brothers, Juddie and Earl Smith and one sister, Wilbie Corbett.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, James Ballard; three sons, Scott Ballard (Ruth Ann) and John Ballard (Stephanie), all of New Hope, KY and Neil Ballard (Lara), of Mount Washington, KY; one daughter, Karen Nalley (Donnie), of Loretto, KY; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Ann Fogle (Gerald), of Holy Cross and Ada Jane Hamilton (Dee Dee), of Loretto, KY; and two brothers, Aaron Smith of Richmond, IN and John Edgar Smith (Grace) of Bardstown, KY.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. R. Joseph Hemmerle will be the celebrant. Visiting: 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 5 p.m.
Memorial donations may go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 301 E. Main St., Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40202-1077.
Mattingly Funeral Home
195 Holy Cross Road
Loretto, KY 40037
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 19, 2012