On Friday, April 9, 2021 Patricia Ballard, a loving wife, and mother of 4 children, passed peacefully at the age of 80. Patricia was born April 17, 1940 to the late Howard and Thelma (White) Mace. She married Lewis Geier and had three children, Jennifer, Stanley, and Lori. She later married Albert Kimble and had a daughter, Danielle. She later married Glen Ballard.
Patricia loved to read and listen to beautiful music. Some of her favorites were classic gospel hymns and anything by Elvis Presley. She was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her favorite hobbies were crocheting and crossword puzzles. She treasured time spent with her family and friends and was known for her sense of humor and spunky personality. Patricia liked to keep busy and was always looking for a new project to tackle.
Patricia is survived by her four children, Jennifer (Terry) Probyn, Stanley (Ruth) Geier, Lori Geier and Danielle Kimble, her two sisters, Lois (Mace) Heroux and Phyllis (Mace) Patient, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Benji. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Ballard and her sister, Carol (Mace) Buenaga.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be sent to: Ottawa Seventh Day Adventist Church 429 Catherine St, Ottawa, IL 61350 or the A.R.K at 477 State Route 26, Lacon, IL 61540 thearkanimalshelter.org/donation/ and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com