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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Obituary - Mary Jane Ballard

Mary Jane (Falch) Ballard, age 78, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the DeSoto Assembly of God (12635 State Route 21 DeSoto, Missouri).

Mary Jane Falch was born on April 22, 1943 to Otto & Hilda Falch in St. Louis, MO. She was the fifth of six children.

Jane met the love of her life, Reggie Ballard, in 1965 through an introduction by Reggie’s older brother, Curt & her best friend, Brenda. They were united in holy matrimony on Sept. 3, 1966. (Just being shy of 55 years.) To that union, 2 daughters, Mindy (Brookings, SD) and Julie (Rod) Balke (Clinton, MO) were added.

Jane was a mighty woman of faith & prayer warrior. She stood by her husband, Reggie, faithfully as they ministered together in different pastorates throughout the United States for over 50 years.

The light of Jane’s life were her three grandchildren, Emily, Matt, and Jake. She loved to play games, do crafts, and sew for them. G Money would light up when the grandkids entered the room.

Jane is survived by her immediate family and 2 sisters, Betty Falch & Ruth (Bill) Keath (DeSoto, MO), 2 Sister-in-laws, Lou Falch (Fredericktown, MO), Rosanna Falch (DeSoto, MO) & a host of nieces & nephews and in-laws.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, and her 3 brothers, Walter, Alvin, David, and a niece, Susie. She is also preceded by her Father & Mother-in-law, a sister-in-law, and a nephew, Jeff.

Thank you for joining us today to celebrate her life & love! God Bless!

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.