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Iona Ballenger, Russell County, KY (1934-2013)

She was a native of Marsh Creek, MO, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was a retired Factory Worker with Hart Carter in Illinois
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Iona Ballenger, 78, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at her residence.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation.

Iona Ballenger, Russell County, KY (1934-2013)

Iona was born in Marsh Creek, Madison County, MO on Wednesday, November 28, 1934. She was a daughter of the late Melissa (Sullivan) and David Robinson. She died Saturday, October 5, 2013, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 7 days.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ballenger and a daughter Cynthia Coari.

She was a retired Factory Worker with Hart Carter in Illinois.

Iona is survived by the following:
  • Companion: Lloyd "Beecher" Hadley, Russell Springs, KY

  • Two daughters: Debra Frenya, of Hartford City, IN; and Tyrel Waterman, of Russell Springs, KY

  • A son: James Justus, of Russell Springs, KY

  • Two step daughters: Dotty White, of Russell Springs, KY; and Carolyn Hanks, of Bloomington, IL

  • Two step sons: Wayne Ballenger, of Bloomington, IL; and Kieth Ballenger, of Illinois.

  • And host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren
    • Wilson Funeral Home, 391 Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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