BARTONVILLE - Eleanor F. Ball, 94, of Bartonville, Ill., died Saturday evening, Oct. 29, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on June 9, 1917, in Peoria County, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Edith (Keil) Bunger. Eleanor married Byron Ball on Dec. 26, 1935, in Glasford, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1978, in Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by one infant son; one daughter, Bonnie Freitag; one grandson, Tim Freitag; one brother, George Bunger; and one sister, Faye Taylor.
She is survived by two sons, Norman (Judith) Ball of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Roger (Carol) Ball of Milford, Ill. She also has one son-in-law surviving, Carroll Freitag of Mapleton. She has four grandchildren surviving, Roger (Lisa) Ball Jr., Michelle (Tom) Fauls, Jennifer (Kirk) Schloskey and Todd (Carol) Freitag. There are also seven great-grandchildren. She has two brothers surviving, John (Carol) Bunger of Pekin and Clarence (Patsy) Bunger of Glasford and one sister, Irene Bitner of Glasford.
The family is very appreciative for Lyn Stanley, who has been her primary caregiver for the last four years.
Eleanor had previously worked at the Illinois Bell Telephone Company and the Bartonville Bank.
She was a member of the River Cities Doll Club, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the Revolution and the Daughters of the 1812 War. She was also a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church of Bartonville.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. Philip Lund will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel and 30 minutes prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Trust Fund at Bethel Lutheran.