Born in Johnston City, Mrs Ballard was a member of Belknap Christian Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell Ballard and wife Beverly of Belknap and Carroll Ballard and wife Becky of Metropolis; one sister, Bobbie Montgomery of Springfield; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Ballard; her parents, William and Esta Robertson Davidson; one brother, Paul Davidson; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak with Rev. Steve Heisner officiating,
Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Belknap.
Memorials may be made to Belknap Masonic Cemetery Fund, c/o Gene Huckleberry, P.O. Box 144, Belknap, IL 62908.