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Article Title: Pike Press
Article Date: February 27 2008
Article Description: Obit of Ballinger, Louise
Louise Ballinger, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Liberty Village, Pittsfield.
She was the daughter of Will and Pearl Goldman Bonnett born July 9,1916 in Pittsfield. She
married Glenn Ballinger June 15, 1938 and he preceded December 1982. She had a special
friend David Bonds and he also preceded her.
Louise was a registered L.P.N. and she worked at the Illini Community Hospital in the ER
and Surgery Department. She retired from Illini Community Hospital n 1985. She was a
member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church. She attended Pleasant Grove County
School, and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1936. She enjoyed quilting, gardening
Survivors include a daughter, Mary (Ralph) Matthews, Elsberry, Mo.; a son, Stanley
Ballinger, Pearl; two brothers, Raymond Bonnett, Decatur and Kenneth (Marilyn) Bonnett,
Pittsfield; granddaughters, Celeste Brouaard, New Orleans, La.; Angela (Chris) Staley,
Chicago, a daughter, Clohe; Alicia Ballinger, daughter, Alexis (fiance Matt Brick), Pekin;
Lisa (James) Watt, Manchester, N.H.; children, Jamel, Scott, Jennifer; two grandsons, Matt
(Tern) Lewis, Pekin; children, Emmalee and Alivia; Jim Lewis, Pekin; children, Logan,
Mason, Zachery and James.
Preceded by her husband Glenn Ballinger, special friend, David Bonds; a brother, Julius
"Buck" Bonnett; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Marjorie.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home,
Pittsfield, with Rev. Linda Peyla officiating, Burial was in the West Cemetery,
Pittsfield. Lunch was served following the services at the United Methodist Church Orr
Hall. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 22 6 until 8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home,
Memorials are to the Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
The Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, is handing the services for the family. Condolences
may be sent to info(a)neiburfh.com
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