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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