Lela Jeane Ballard, 88, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 2:26 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw, IN. She was born on July 20, 1930 in South Whitley, IN to John Winford & Ruth Alma (Hapner) Ballard.
She attended Columbia City High School and lived most of her life in South Whitley, Columbia City, Huntington, and Florida before moving to Warsaw in 2005. She was a homemaker and formerly employed at Columbia Products, Weatherhead Corporation, and Blumenthal’s Dept. Store all in Columbia City.
She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in South Whitley and American Legion Auxiliary in Columbia City.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Nancy Dillon of Warsaw
2 Sons – Phil Krider of Warsaw & Paul Krider of Fort Wayne
8 Grand & Several Gt. Grandchildren
2 Half Sisters – Kay McKinney & Vicki Taylor both of South Whitley
Half Brother – Dale Ballard of Columbia City
She was preceded in death by her parents, son – Larry Krider, and 2 brothers – Garland & Delbert Ballard.
No services will be held. Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581.