OLEAN - Christine A. Ballard, of 324 N. Sixth St., Olean, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2012) at home.
Christine was born Dec. 30, 1953, in Olean, and was a daughter of Kenneth and Thomasine Gughiocello Snyder. On April 1, 1986, she married John Orville Ballard, who predeceased her Dec. 5, 2002.
Christine worked at Cattaraugus County Nursing Homes for more than 28 years. She enjoyed traveling to the ocean and beaches, and NASCAR racing. Most of all, Christine truly enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.
Christine is survived by three sons, Phillip S. Springsted, Jason M. Snyder and Dave L. (Lisa) Springsted, all of Olean; eight grandchildren; one brother, Angelo Gughiocello of League City, Texas; and two sisters, Rose Perry of Arizona and Margaret Burton of Olean.
Along with her husband, Christine was predeceased by an infant brother, Joseph Snyder.
Friends will be received Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2012) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 5 to 7 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Les Chambers, pastor of the West Clarksville Baptist Church, will officiate.
Memorials can be made the Friends of the Pines, 2245 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made to www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralhome.com.