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Ruth Ballard

March 3, 1940 — December 30, 2016


Ruth Ann Ballard, 76, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 3, 1940, in St. Louis, the daughter of Marshall Alva and Lola Irene (McDaniel) Campbell.  She departed this life, peacefully, Friday, December 30, 2016, at her home.

Ruth was a 1958 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

Ruth had been employed as a fork lift operator for Bendix/Honeywell, retiring in 2007. Prior to that she had been employed by Western Electric and had also been a school bus driver in Pleasant Hill. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.  She was a Life Member of the Ivy Leaf Chapter #215, Order of the Eastern Star and the IAM Union Local # 778.  She enjoyed gardening, tending to flowers, working on the family farm, and spending time with her grandkids.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two daughters Marsha (and Stan) Krummel of Spring Hill, Kansas, and Nancy (and Aaron) Miller of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Rachel Krummel of Tacoma, Washington, Valerie (and Michael) McCord of Olathe, Kansas, Evan Miller and Brett Miller, both of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Irene Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; one niece, Stephanie (and Sean) Clark of Las Vegas, Nevada, and one nephew, Greg (and Dee) Smith of Des Moines; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 4, 2016, at the funeral home.  Reverend Carl Knapp officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Kunio Dudgeon, Mike Griffith, Stan Krummel, Michael McCord, Aaron Miller, Brett Miller, and Evan Miller.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cass County 4-H Horsemanship and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangments: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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