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CREVE COEUR ~ Barbara Jean Ballard, 46, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

She was born March 28, 1972 in Peoria to Kenneth and Wanda (Strevils) Ballard of Creve Coeur.  They survive.

Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Ballard of Morton and Kevin Ballard-Munn of Creve Coeur and one brother, Brian (Katie) Ballard of Bloomington.

She had been a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.

A homemaker, Barbara enjoyed camping, fishing and riding bicycles.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.  Pastor Dwight Winnett will officiate.  A celebration of life gathering will then be held at 1 p.m. that afternoon at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creve Coeur. 

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.

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