Marcella Ballow

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Marcella Ballow, 84, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
She was born in Cannelton July 26, 1928, daughter of the late Huel and Florence (Barker) Chenault Ellis Childs. Also preceding her in death were her husband, William Ballow, Jr.; a son, William J. Ballow; her brothers, David and James Chenault and a sister, Merelene Pruess.
She worked at Indiana Cotton Mill and then retired from Parker Hannifin in 1991 after 27 years. Marcella was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and enjoyed reading and playing bingo.
Marcella is survived by her daughters, Joann Critcheloe (Eddie) of Tobinsport and Rose Jones (Gerald) of Cannelton; a brother, Jack Lee Chenault of St. Ann, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery. The Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj officiated.
Huber Funeral Home Cannelton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church.
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Published in Perry County News on Nov. 1, 2012