Marjorie M. Ballard, 92, of Alton, KS died on July 3, 2018 at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 15, 1925 to Harold & Lydia (Roberts) Boland in the Hawkeye Township.
Marjorie graduated from the Alton School in 1943. After acquiring an emergency certification to teach, she taught in the Riverside District 14 for a couple of years and also grades 7 & 8 in the Woodston school for a while.
She married William (Bill) Ballard in 1946 and to this union, they had 4 children. They moved to a farm north of Woodston. They later moved to Alton where she worked in the gas station that Bill started up and at Alton's Corner Grocery store.
Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Alton.
Marj is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, sister Eilen, brother Elmer, grandsons Bradley & Bruce Ballard, Shane Conway & great-grandchild Kalham Byarlay. She is survived by her daughters: Lil (Pat) Conway; Sandy (Mark) Byarlay; sons: Bill (Bev); Roy (friend Linda); 9 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchild & many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Alton United Methodist Church
Alton KS 67623