Gordon Ballagh
Hitchcock Funeral Home
212 Grand Avenue
Burwell, NE
BURWELL -- Gordon Adair Ballagh, 91, of Burwell died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, surrounded by his family.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Burwell.

Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery at Burwell. The Rev. Stan Gurney will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell.

Mr. Ballagh was born on Jan. 19, 1921, at home near Ballagh, Neb., in northern Garfield County to Robert A. Jr. and Harriet E. (Gumb) Ballagh.

He married Marjorie Ellen Rowse on Aug. 22, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. She died on Feb. 17, 1999.

Survivors of the immediate family include three sons and daughters-in-law, Rowan and Phyllis Ballagh of Amelia, Lynn and Amy Ballagh of Burwell and Eric and Debbie Ballagh of Burwell; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janell and Paul Jochim of Chicago and Ronda and Tom Gunther of North Ogden, Utah; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Weller of O'Neill; and a brother-in-law, Everett Rowse of Burwell.

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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Aug. 2, 2012.
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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.(Eccl.7:1)
August 2, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Gordon. He was possibly one of the sweetest men I have ever met. I feel so priveleged to have got to know him the way I did in Burwell at Community Memorial Health Center. My hugs and prayers go out to all of his family!
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August 2, 2012
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