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Lorena Mae Ballard, 98, Adair Co., KY native (1924-2022)

Lorena Mae Collins Ballard passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Lexington. She was 98 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Paul Patton. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 1pmET until 2pmET on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Lorena Mae Collins Ballard, daughter of the late Willie and Annie Feese Collins was born May 15, 1924 in Adair County Kentucky. She died at 2:20 A.M., Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky. She united in marriage to Delbert Ballard in October 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2007.

She went to school at Pleasant Grove and finished at Columbia High School. After graduation, she went to Louisville to work at Silver Fleet as secretary to the President. Then she worked at Travelers Insurance. She moved to Campbellsville to work at Taylor Co RECC and retired with 33 years of service in May 1989. She was very active in the Taylor Co. Homemakers for over 50 years.

She professed faith in Christ and was an active member at the Campbellsville Christian Church and active in Saints Alive and Circle 7. She moved to Lexington in 2011 and was active at Central Christian Church and Circle 15. She enjoyed sending greeting cards to family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Dan and wife, Diane of Lexington; two granddaughters: Rachel Healy and husband, Bryan of Denver, Colorado and Rebekah of Lexington; a sister, Pauline Alverson of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Campbellsville Christian Church and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Lorena Mae Ballard, 98, Adair Co., KY native (1924-2022)

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