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Obituary - Dorothy Ball



Dorothy (Wheaton) Ball, 92, of Apple Grove, W. Va., passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.

She was born June 29, 1918, in Upland, W. Va., a daughter of the late John Freeman Wheaton and Mary (Sturgeon) Wheaton.

Dorothy was a member of Ashton Baptist Church, and a retired teacher from Mason County Schools.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rodric R. Ball; a grandson, John Scott Vickers; one brother, Douglas Wheaton; and two sisters, Vermonia J. Wheaton and Vernenna R. Barnett.

She is survived by a son, Rick (Vikki) Ball of Ashton, W. Va.; one daughter, Rosemary (John) Vickers of Apple Grove; five grandchildren, Michele Lambert, Valeri (Steven) Schoon, Danny (Emily) Ball, Leah (Jody) Chapman, and Ryan Arrowood; seven great grandchildren, Rachel Lambert, Madalyn Lambert, Aria Schoon, Andrew Schoon, Tyler Ball, Carson Ball, and Elijah Chapman; two special nieces, JoAnn Hodges and Dorothy Turley; a special great nephew, Danny (Karen) Hodges; a special great niece, Anna Ventura; and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy and Rodric Ball were long time walking horse owners that had horses in training with Terri and Ronald Mosley over the years. Just last year, Dorothy was in attendance at the 2010 Celebration at age 91.

Funeral services were held at 1:00PM, Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Max Spurlock, Ronald Long, and Danny Hodges officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Zion Cemetery at Fraziers Bottom, W. Va. Visitation was from 6:00-8:00PM, Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Zion Cemetery Fund, c/o James F. Green, 251 Woodmire Drive, Milton, WV 25541.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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