June 1, 1935-Sept. 25, 2004

LEXINGTON - A memorial gathering for the family and friends of Margaret E. Ball will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Lexington Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ball, 69, of Lexington, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at her home.

She was born June 1, 1935, at Toppenish, Wash., to Harold and Lorraine Embrey Shoemaker.

On Oct. 5, 1951, she married Jack Ball at the Lewiston, Idaho, Christian Church. The couple began their married life at Kinzua, where they raised their three children before moving to Lexington.

Mrs. Ball enjoyed attending church, playing bingo and cards, working puzzles and painting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, her father, two brothers, and a sister.

Survivors include her mother, Lorraine Woodward of Hermiston; sons, Michael R. Ball of Prineville and Dennis G. Ball of Antelope, and Steven K. Ball of Ione; two stepsisters, a stepbrother, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.

Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.

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