Bertha Alice Ball, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.
Born July 25, 1915, in Salem, Mo., daughter of the late Ira Thomas and Celesta Maness Frank, she was employed at Brown Shoe Company. She was a former worthy Matron of Honor of the Eastern Star and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
On Jan. 1, 1937, in Rolla, Mo., she married Dorman Ball, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Duclos, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Jane Dudley, of Blytheville, Ark.; one son, Dennis Ball, of Lees Summit, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Mo. with the Rev. Dr. James Adams officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.