Patricia Ann "Grandma Pat" Ballard, 89, Stockton, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 1, 1926, near Paradise to Thomas Filer and Nettie (Gregory) Hale.

She married Robert A. Ballard on Feb. 24, 1946, in Woodston. He preceded her in death Dec. 15, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Bob A. Ballard, Concordia; two daughters, Pam Heller, Phillipsburg, and Becky Staley, Beloit; a brother, Tim Hale, Pittsburg; two sisters, Peggy Palmer, Salem, Ark., and Betty Fenton, Hutchinson; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Main Street Christian Church, Stockton; burial in Stockton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

Memorials are suggested to Alpha Christian Children Home or Wiggles & Giggles Preschool in care of the funeral home.

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