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Carol Louise Ballard, 73, Lakemoor

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Carol Louise Ballard, 73, Lakemoor, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Omaha, Ark.

She was born Aug. 11, 1942, to Hans Robert and Irene Marie (Fitzl) Johnson in Dundee.

She loved watching court TV, reading and doing crosswords. In her earlier years, she enjoyed camping, fishing and knitting. She contributed to charities including The Salvation Army, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Humane Society.

Survivors include her children, Sharon (Greg) Orbeck, Hebron, Christine (Ken) Parks, Omaha, Ark., and Thomas Ballard, McHenry; four siblings, Harold (Jeanette) Johnson, Woodstock, Elaine Johnson, Lake Geneva, Wis., Gordon (Alice) Johnson, Hebron, and Linda (Kendall) Lewis, Woodstock; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and several other family members and friends..

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nancy (Johnson) Mercado; a niece, Laura (Johnson) Melms; and a nephew, Scott Johnson.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. A celebration of life will follow at Main Street Saloon, McHenry. 

Arrangements were made by Madison County Funeral Service, Huntsville, Ark.

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