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Robert "Red" Ball

PETERSBURG, IL - Robert "Red" Ball, 64, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in his home. He was born in Springfield on Dec. 20, 1950, the son of Francis Howard and Wanda Ione (Pryor) Ball. Red married Peggy M. Buttry on Sept. 14, 1974. She preceded him in death on October 18, 2013.

Red is survived by his children, Rebecca Ball of Springfield, David Ball of Petersburg; two grandchildren; his sister, Julie (Greg) McLothlin of Petersburg; and his beloved cats. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Richard in 2009.

Red served in the United States Navy. He was a very devoted son, having helped care for his mother until her passing. He was a talented pool player, a great and well-known joke teller, and a lover of 70's rock.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg with the Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League or the Menard County Rescue Squad. To express condolences to the family online please visit www.hurleyfh.com.

Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg assisted the family with arrangements.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on June 20, 2014
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