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Barbara (Williams) Ballis

September 9, 1948 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 70)


Barbara Ballis, 70, passed away May 12, 2019 at her home in Tell City, Indiana.

Born September 9, 1948 in Gatchel, Indiana, she was the daughter of Norman and Hettie (Colligon) Williams. She married Kevin Ballis on November 10, 2001. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Joseph Walker and was a member of the PCMH Auxiliary. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, golfing, quilting, oil painting, ceramics and going on vacations to the beach.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin; children, Donnie Schaefer (Courtney) of Etowha, TN, Kristina Jones of Tell City, Matt Ballis (Megan) of Richland, Dakota Ballis (Chelsea) of Boonville, Katie Williams (Logan) of Tobinsport, and Cindy Weatherholt of Cannelton; siblings, Hargis “Duke” Williams (Mary) of Gatchel and Betty Rothergerber of Tell City; 12 grandchildren, Lisa Wright, Jerome Blandford, Sasha Bolin (Jacob), Abby Brock, Brittany Taylor (Brad), Victor Schutzius, Samantha Schutzius, Ayden Taylor, Aubrey Taylor, Adley Ballis, Dixie Barger, and Thorn Williams; 9 great-grandchlildren; and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; siblings, Norman “Buster” Williams and Patty Brown; and grandson, Richard Schaefer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, May 15 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Areson officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly Dale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 – 8 pm Tuesday, May 14 and from 9 – 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their kindness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kindred Hospice, or the Perry County Animal Shelter.



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