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Richard Eugene Ball

May 24, 1944 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 73)

Richard Eugene Ball, age 73, of Elwood, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born on May 24, 1944, in Anderson the son of John and Irene (Stanley) Ball.
On January 16, 1965 he married the love of his life Phyllis (Moore) Ball.  Richard retired from General Cage of Elwood after several years of service.  He was a member of the Frankton Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed fishing, driving, everything John Wayne and was an expert in campfire pizza's.  He loved playing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his loving Wife, of 53 years, Phyllis (Moore) Ball of Elwood, daughter; Shelley (Todd) Bellamy of Elwood, son; Brian (Angela) Ball of KY, grandchildren; Todd Bellamy, Jr., Julie (Michael) Jackson, Cheyenne Ball, Austin Ball & Jace Ball, great grandchildren; Aaron Bellamy, Ethan Vest, Sophie Ball, Madison Jackson, McKenzie Jackson & Lucas Jackson, several nieces & nephews.l
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; John & Helen Ball, brothers; Hobert, Donald & Darrell Ball, sisters; Loren Lockridge, Patty Naylor & Betty Ball, great granddaughter; Abigale Jackson.
Funeral service celebrating Richard's life will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood, Indiana with his nephew Pastor Brad Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, with a Masonic memorial service beginning at 1 pm at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
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