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Jean C. Ball

January 18, 1925 June 24, 2006
Jean C. Ball
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PEORIA-Jean C. Ball, 81 of Peoria, passed away at 4:12 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Proctor Hospital. Born on January 18, 1925 in Peoria to John and Lula Claudin O’Brien. She married Melvin T. Ball on August 15, 1953 in Peoria. He passed away on February 8, 1994 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are three daughters, Peggy (Tom) Lucas of Peoria, Suzanne (Donald) Clancy of Bath, IL and Melanie Ball of Los Angeles, CA; two sons, Michael Ball of San Francisco, CA and Patrick Ball of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; her twin sister, Joan Bowman of Peoria; one nephew, James Bowman, Jr. and one niece, Mary Lou Bowman. She worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She was a former member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Wright & Salmon Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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