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Madora Ann (Rodes) Ballard

Born: Sat., Oct. 15, 1921
Died: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Gauley Bridge Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Gauley Bridge Baptist Church

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Madora Ann (Rodes) Ballard


Madora Rodes Ballard, 96, originally a native of Gauley Bridge, WV died January 19, 2018 at

Columbia Cottage in Campbelltown, PA., following a prolonged illness.


She was born on October 15, 1921 in Gatewood, WV, daughter of the late Ira and Lula

(McClung) Rodes. In 2003, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, J O. Ballard.


She is survived by: son, Dr. James Ballard and wife, Gretchen of Hummelstown, PA;

granddaughters, Sarah Ballard of Hummelstown, PA and Dr. Elizabeth Lopez of Douglassville, PA ; great

granddaughters, Maya and Sonya Lopez of Douglassville, PA; her sister, Joella Etchison of Avon Park, FL.,

cousin, Ethel Shaver (age 101 yrs.) of Charleston, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by her brothers: Martin, Earl,

William and Pete Rodes.


In her community, “Dorie” was known as homemaker, quilt maker and cook extraordinaire. She

was devoted to the life of her church, serving as Christian education supervisor, treasurer, choir member

and member of the building committee of the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Gauley Bridge

Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, WV. There will be a period of visitation at the church beginning at 10

a.m. that day. Pennington Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to Hospice of Central

Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Derry Presbyterian Church, 248

East Derry Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pennington funeral home is honored to be serving the Ballard family.

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   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Dear Ballard family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Madora. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

John Ballard
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
I am so sorry to have read of the death of Madora. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am very sorry that I will be unable to pay my respect due to my health. I know she is walking with God.

John Ballard and family

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