Earl J. Ballew, 90, of Marshall, Mo., passed away at his daughter's home on Friday, September 9, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. David VanHorn officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com
He was born on September 13, 1920, in Marshall, the son of the late George W. & Ida M. (Rowland) Ballew. He married Doris L. Green, who preceded him in death. He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 38 years, and retired in the Bridges and Building division in Kansas City. He was a Corporal in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a signal corps specialist operating a teletype. He was a life member of the VFW and American Legion and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Survivors include his son, Earl Leroy Ballew and wife Shirley of Clinton, MO.; daughter: Janis E. Barnes and husband Tony, of Fulton, MO; six grandchildren: Christina (Ballew) Sidduqui of Corona, CA, Jason Crank of Marshall, MO, Nathan Cornine, who is currently stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base; Scott Elmore, Andrew Barnes-Bruaner and Tyler Barnes-Leeper of Fulton, MO; three great-grandsons: Zackary Elmore of Fulton, MO, Joseph Sidduqui of Clearwater, FL, Shaun Sidduqui of Corona, CA; one great-granddaughter, Sonya Sidduqui of Riverside, CA; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters; three brothers; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Born: September 13, 1920
Place of Birth: Marshall, MO 65340
Death: September 9, 2011
Place of Death: Fulton, MO 65340
Hobbies: avid fisherman and hunter
Organizations: V.F.W. and American Legion
Earl Leroy Ballew and wife, Shirley, Son
Janis E. Barnes and husband, Tony, Daughter
Christina (Ballew) Sidduqui, Granddaughter
Jason Crank, Grandson
Nathan Cornine, Grandson
Scott Elmore, Grandson
Andrew Barnes-Bruaner, Grandson
Tyler Barnes-Leeper, Grandson
Zackary Elmore, Great-grandson
Joseph Sidduqui, Great-grandson
Shaun Sidduqui, Great-grandson
Sonya Sidduqui, Great-granddaughter
George W. Ballew, Father
Ida M. (Rowland) Ballew, Mother
Doris L. Green Ballew, Spouse
three brothers, Brothers
four sisters, Sisters
Memorial donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society
This memorial provided by:
Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.