OTTAWA — Catherine “Kay” Ball, 82, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, in Tavares, Fla.
Kay was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Ottawa, the daughter of Matthew and Catherine (Marmion) White. She married Dale Ball on Aug. 1, 1955, in St. Joseph, Mich. She is survived by Dale, her husband of 63 years; children, Kathleen (Wayne) Reddick, of Round Rock, Texas, David (Sharon) Ball, of DeKalb, Karen (Jay) Fuller, of Ottawa, Darrell (Susan) Ball, of Jacksonville, Fla., Karla (Tony) Allen, of Peoria, Darren (Michelle) Ball, of Pekin, and Kristy (Dave) Volpe, of La Salle. She also leaves grandchildren, Cassie Fuller, Faith and Aiden Love, Kendra and Ethan Volpe, Alex and Luke Ball and Anthony and Olivia Allen. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Gerald and Eugene White.
Kay was a member of St. Patrick Church in Ottawa and a graduate of Marquette High School. She enjoyed playing dominos, euchre and attending Bible study and was a lifelong dedicated fan of the Chicago Cubs. Kay dearly loved her family and was particularly devoted to her grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Patrick Church with the Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Entombment will follow in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be David Ball, Darrell Ball, Darren Ball and Alex Ball.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Patrick Church or Ottawa Moose Lodge 960 Women of the Moose. To share a memory or light a candle, please visit gladfelter-roetker.com or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.
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