Theodore Ball

Obituary of Theodore Ball

Theodore (Ted) Ball, 93, of Paris, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.

He was born on September 7, 1924 in Franklin, IL to Lloyd William and Eva Iris Cox Ball.  He married Wilma Robson on September 28, 1946 and she preceded him in death in December of 1980.  On July 26, 1981 he married Ola Mae Boulware and she preceded him in death on March 14, 2012.  Survivors include three daughters, Joyce (Pat) Jeffrey, Evelyn (Jim) Wilson and Patti (Bob) Henry; two sisters, Margaret Cox and Beatrice Smith; five grandsons; Seth Wilson, Drew Wilson, C.J. Jeffrey, Justin Jeffrey and Scott DeLong and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ball and four brothers, Geoffrey, Byron, Lawrence and Gerald Ball.

Ted and his wife, Wilma farmed in Illinois for several years before moving to Paris in 1961.  After moving, he continued to farm until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and, also, was a member of the First Christian Church.  Ted served in the Army during WW II and was stationed in Alaska.  He was a member of American Legion Post #221 and the VFW for 68 years.

Graveside services will be held in Franklin, IL at the Franklin Cemetery on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Agnew Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il. is assisting the family with local arrangements.