Louise Hastings Ballard, 87, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at her home in Jackson.
She was born March 19, 1934, in Poplar Bluff, to Odie and Eva Settlemoir. She and Welton Hastings were married July 18, 1953. Three daughters were born to their union. They had been married 33 years when Welton passed away October 1, 1986. She later married Paul Ballard and they had been married 10 years when Paul passed away.
Louise was an operating room tech, working many years at Poplar Bluff Hospital, Lucy Lee Hospital, and Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Family Worship Center in Poplar Bluff.
She moved to Jackson in 2011. Many in Jackson will remember that Louise enjoyed volunteering at the Jackson Senior Center.
Loving survivors include three daughters, Desma (Danny) Reno of Jackson, Trish (Kenny) King of Poplar Bluff, and Welta Garrison of Dexter, Missouri; stepson James (Gayla) Ballard of Searcy, Arkansas; five grandchildren Matthew (Dana) Reno, Jonathan Reno, Jenna (Michael) Long, Dara Seabaugh, and Brock Garrison; nine great-grandchildren, Liam, Kadyn, Talon, Kaylor, Micah, Mekenna, Isaiah, Avery, Brendan; and a sister-in-law, Freda Settlemoir Fox.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; a grandson, Cameron Garrison; siblings, Dennis Settlemoir, Barbara Robinson , Glenda Settlemoir, Flora Gisse and her parents, Odie and Eva Settlemoir.
The family would like to extend the invitation for friend's to attend the memorial graveside service in memory of Louise to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.
To celebrate Louise's life, the family has scheduled a gathering from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Senior Center in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Jackson Senior Center or the American Cancer Society.
McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson was entrusted with Louise's care.
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Jackson Senior Center
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American Cancer Society - St. Louis
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