Mary L. Ballance, 86, Vandalia

Mary Louise Ballance, 86, of Vandalia and formerly of Carmi and Tuscon, Ariz., died at 8:41 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2009, in the SCU at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at a later date in Carmi. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ballance was born on Sept. 8, 1922, the daughter of John Henry and Eunice Moseley Stewart. She married Burton Richard Newman; he died in 1977. She married Glen Robert Ballance on May 3, 1982; he died on Feb. 28, 2008.

She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Richard Newman and his wife Pamela of Sequim, Wash.; daughter, Teresa and her husband Scott Howard of Carmi; and grandsons, Stewart and Scott.

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