Barbara Jean Ballinger, 88, of Malvern, died Sept. 9, 2013, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. A time of gathering was held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern. As per Barb's wishes, cremation took place following the visitation. Burial will be at a later date at the Malvern Cemetery.
Barb was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Cortland, Neb., to Roland Warren and Noma Alice (Beetem) Schramm.
Barb is survived by her children, Carolann ValVerde of Bellevue, Neb.; Nancy Negrete of Omaha, Neb.; Clifford W. "Junior" Gustin of Council Bluffs; Barry Gustin of Glenwood; and Jerry Gustin of Omaha.