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Kathryn Ann Ballard | 79 | Springfield

Kathryn Ann (Musgrave) Ballard, 79, (May 15, 1942 – May 12, 2022) of Springfield, Ill. passed away at Springfield Memorial Hospital with family by her side. Kathryn, (Katie) was born in Pittsfield, Ill. to Loyd and Elinor Musgrave, Griggsville, Ill. and is survived by siblings Betty Topeke and Melvin Musgrave.
Katie graduated from Griggsville High School in 1960 and married Al Stotler from Camp Point, Ill. Katie is survived by their four children; Sherol D. Bose, Shelly D. Tacilauskas her husband Tim, Shonette D. Stotler; and Allen Stotler and his wife Kara.
Together, Katie and Al had four grandchildren; Amanda K. (Bose) Whitworth, Jimmy M. Bose, Kaylea A. Stotler and Allen J. Stotler and three great-grandchildren; Kanyon E. Whitworth, Mitchell J. Whitworth and Amaya L. Bose.
In 1973, Katie married Clement C. (Joe) Ballard (1926-2015) and together had three step-children, Joseph and his wife Sara Ballard, Ramona Anderson and Susan Goocle. Throughout the years, Joe and Katie volunteered at the Moose Lodge in Pittsfield, Ill. and enjoyed fishing. Katie retired from the Illinois Dept. of the Treasury in 2004 and in retirement, enjoyed sewing, gardening and going to yard sales and thrift stores. Katie was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life for Katie at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations are graciously accepted in her honor at Springfield, APL (Animal Protective League) 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, Ill. 62702.

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