Yvonne "Billie" J. Ball, 102, passed away early Monday morning, October 5, 2020, in her residence with family by her side. She was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, US Naval Station on February 23, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles and A.V. (Marron) Johnson.
She married Stephen S. Ball, Jr. in Sarasota, Florida on March 18, 1939. Together they shared 59 years before he preceded her in death on August 28, 1998.
Mrs. Ball graduated from Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. She was employed as the Secretary for Pioneer Printing for many years.
In 1997, Billie moved from Evington, Virginia to Upland, Indiana where she became a member of the Upland United Methodist Church and the Upland Tri-A-Dice Bunco Club. She also enjoyed reading and gardening.
Survivors include four children: Michael (Flo) Ball, Palo Alto, California; D. Patrick (Judy) Ball, Sarasota, Florida; Charles (Nana) Ball, Palmetto, Florida; and Kathleen Reno, Upland; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers: Carl, John "Boots", and Harold Johnson; and a daughter: Ruth Cox.
Visitation will be held from Noon-1pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Pierce Upland United Methodist Church, 201 N. Eighth St., Upland, Indiana. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Evan Guse officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones-Smith Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pierce United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 11, Upland, Indiana 46989 or to the Upland Lions Club, P.O Box 445, Upland, Indiana 46989.
"Dear Kathy and family, I just wanted to send a little note of love, warmth, and comfort to you. I have always marveled at the magnificent care you and your son gave Yvonne. The love, joy, and care you placed way above your own needs and free time will always be remembered. Yvonne never ever wanted for a thing and you were alway right at her side no matter what. That means so much to have been able to witness. Yvonne was a true joy to be around and I have known her for over ten years. She used to drive in and come see me for her hearing aids and we would get to talking and before we knew it a half hour flew by. She was a true lady and a kind and loving soul. What an amazing life she had and I wish you all warmth, love, and wonderful memories. God Bless, Tracy Myers from Beltone. "
Sorry to read of the loss of your Mother. My condolences to you & your family."
"Alex and Jean Ann, I am so sorry about the loss of your grandma."
"Prayers & condolences from the Jack Himelick Family."
"Billie was among the most generous and heart-filled women of faith I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Her long life was a testimony of not letting the day to day stresses get you down. Now a heavenly crown awaits! My heart goes out to Kathy and her family.