Joanne Adelle Ball, 90, of Elkhart passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. Joanne was born on September 6, 1932 in Cromwell, IN to William Arthur and Pauline Rosella Reed. She married the love of her life Tom Edgar Ball on July 8, 1951 at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Elkhart, IN. He preceded her in death on December 2, 2019.
Joanne loved being a mom to her children and a grandma to her grandchildren. She would throw the best birthday parties ever, and she even did the same for her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. A great day was time spent near the water, at the beach, swimming or simply a day at the spa. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends.
Joanne is survived by her children, Randall Jerry Ball of Elkhart, Jolene Ann (Richard) Cawley of Elkhart, Kathy (Thomas) Cardwell of Elkhart and her twins Michael Reed ( Robert Harris) Ball of Washington DC, and Timothy Everett (Kevin Notter) Ball of Washington, DC; grandchildren Jessica (Chris) Kauffman, Matthew Tolen, Joshua Ball, Jason Ball, Sarah (Jason) Stone, Menessah (Justin) Mullett, Ryan Nelson, Rachelle (Aaron) Wood, Curtis Tolen, Heather (Ben) Rutkowski, Renee Ball, Rebecca Rutkowski, Travis Tolen, Jenny (Brian) Bauer, Jamey Ball and Jordan Ball; 26 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren
Visitation will be from 11am – 1pm on Friday May 26, 2023 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be at 1 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, IN. Memorial donations in memory of Joanne may be made to St. Jude Children and Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org or Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Ronald McDonald House, 610 North Michigan Street, Suite 300, South Bend, IN 46601 or www.rmhcmichiana.org Online condolences may be made to the family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com
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Wounded Warrior Project
PO BOX 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Ronald McDonald House of South Bend
610 N. Michigan Street, Ste. 310, South Bend IN 46601