Ruth J. Ballard Highland, IN Ruth J. Ballard (nee Klemm), age 90 of Highland, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007. She is survived by two sons: Ronald (late Sharon) Ballard of Highland, IN and Christian Orlov of New York City, NY; daughter, Cheryl (David) Stelow of Demotte, IN; five grandchildren: Mary Burgans of Highland, IN, Ron (Charlotte) Ballard of Griffith, IN, Ken (Diane) Beaver of Crown Point, IN, Keith Beaver of Demotte, IN and Kevin (Lana) Beaver of Buffalo, IN; six great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; special friend, Tom McGuan of Munster, IN. Mrs. Ballard was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ballard. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home with Randy Harrison, Minister, officiating. Burial Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN. Mrs. Ballard retired from GMAC Insurance with 25 years of service. She loved traveling with her friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her loving memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Published in The Times from May 25 to May 26, 2007