Louise E. Ball

November 29, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Louise E. Ball, 75, of Cooper Street, went to her loving father at 5:55 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 29, at University Hospital, Syracuse, following a brief illness.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church, Watertown, with Rev. Joyce Woodcock officiating. Burial will follow the service in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

Born Dec. 2, 1936, in the town of Pamelia, a daughter to Walter J. and Ruth M. Ward Fields, she graduated in 1954 from Evans Mills High School. 

She married Ora P. Ball Jr. on Oct. 21, 1956, at Bethany United Methodist Church, Watertown.

Mrs. Ball worked for the Watertown City School District as a nurse's aide at Wiley School until her retirement in 1998. 

She was the organist and choir director at Bethany United Methodist Church, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 

She enjoyed singing in choir, working at church events, traveling, camping, singing, and spending the winter in Arcadia, Fla.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and their husbands, Ruth and Frank Reed, Bangor, Pa., and Sherry and James Hrabchak, Newark, N.Y.; a son, Ora J. Ball and partner, Steven Chambers, Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren: John (Jessica) Groller, Bangor, Pa., and Sarah Wilson; a great-grandchild, Olivia Elizabeth Groller; and a brother, George (Ethel) Fields, Burnt Hills, N.Y.

A brother, Fred Fields, and a son, Leo W., both died before her.

Contributions may be made in her name to First United Methodist Church, Mullin Street, 236 Mullin Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.