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January 8, 2014

Donald E. Ball

July 28, 1931 - Jan. 6, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — Donald E. Ball, 82, resident of Middletown, passed away Jan. 6, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born in Middletown, July 28, 1931, the son of Ernie and Pauline Prophet Ball.

He was a Middletown High School graduate and retired from General Motors in Anderson.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; son, Nathan; and a brother and a sister.

Survivors include three sons, Samual Ball of Indianapolis, Daniel Ball (Pam) of Kentucky and Benjamin Ball (Penny) of Middletown; and five grandchildren.

Celebration services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Ballard and Sons in Middletown with the Rev. Valerie Kline officiating.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Donald Ball with family and friends.

Online Guestbook at: or Facebook/Ballard and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services or

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