Darlene Sue Ball, 72, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday morning, Feb.23, 2018, at Green Hills Care Center. She was born in Ravenna on Oct. 4, 1945, to the late John “Jack” Porter and Lois Smith Porter Stapleton. Sue married Phillip Carl Ball on Sept. 11, 1964, in Zanesfield, and he preceded her in death June 30, 2009.
Sue was also preceded in death by sisters, Lois “Toots” Munz and Connie Napier; and a brother-in-law, Tom Sheeley.
Sue worked as a cook at T-P Lanes for 20-plus years and was a secretary for Sims & Huber Moving Company for many years. She enjoyed bowling and loved to play Shang-hi rummy and poker. Sue was a member of the Indian Lake Moose and the AMVETS.
Sue is survived by children, Deborah (Dick) Kopus of DeGraff, Candy (Paul) Powell and Phillip (April) Ball Jr, both. of Bellefontaine, and Vicki (Tim) Spring of Lakeview; nine grandchildren, Brandie Wren, Stephanie McCullough, Britanie Watkins, Corey Brunk, Danielle Brunk, Renee Pardue, Marissa Ball, Austin Spring and Charlotte Ball; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dianna Sheeley and John (Sandy) Porter, both of Bellefontaine, Patti (Tommy) Wipf of Silverton, Colo., Beverly Butterfield of Huntsville, Kim (Don) Murtha of Dallas, Texas, Karen (Bob) Davis of Lakeview and Arthur “Bud” (Heather) Stapleton of Springfield; brothers-in-law, J.D. Napier and Wally Munz, both of Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, where a celebration of her life begins at 7 p.m. Monday. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Huntsville Cemetery.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.