Elaine M. Ball

Elaine M. Ball

Elaine M. Ball, 86, of Kent, entered eternal life on May 22, lovingly surrounded by her family.

She was born January 13, 1928 in Bourbon, IN to Joseph Andrew and Anna J. (Rockhill) Metheny. She married Richard E. Ball (deceased) on June 20, 1948 in Plymouth IN. In 1959, they moved to Bedford, IN and raised their family. When Richard retired in 1987, they returned to Plymouth, IN until 2004. Due to illness, they moved to Cuyahoga Falls to be closer to family for care. While in Bedford, Elaine was involved in Tri Kappa social and philanthropic sorority, volunteered time to mentally ill patients at the State Hospital in Madison, IN and she was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Elaine was musically gifted, enjoyed camping, playing bridge and entertaining. She was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, Lowell A. Metheny of Plymouth IN.; two daughters, Andrea (Bill) Morgan of Kent and Nancy (Joe) Carmody of Saukville, WI; grandchildren, Carolyn (Dan) Williams of Canal Fulton, Evan (Renee) Morgan of Rootstown, Gwen (Jon) White of Cuyahoga Falls, Katherine Carmody and Clay Carmody of Saukville, WI; great grandchildren, Cameron Ward, Hunter Morgan, Annalyse Elaine Morgan, and William White. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ellis L. Metheny, and granddaughter, Clare Elizabeth Carmody.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful and loving care provided by Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 25th at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 South Mantua Street, Kent, with Rev. Julie Blake Fisher officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Drive, Akron, OH 44333, unless otherwise specified. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

(RC 5-24-14)

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  • My Aunt Elaine....what can I say....  From my earliest memory, times with her were the happiest.  She was funny, so interesting, played the piano beautifully, was a GREAT cook, shared stories of our family with me.....she could be a disciplinarian, too, but always with gentleness and love.  I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to visit her in Ohio twice in the last five years.  The first time was just to see one another, go out to eat at the German restaurant, enjoy a play and just visit and laugh and stay up late at night.  We were "night owls" and enjoyed easing our way into the morning.  The second time, Darryl and and "road tripped" to Ohio from Montana for Gwen's wedding....and to spend time with as much family as possible.  I loved Aunt Elaine dearly and my comfort is knowing that because of our Lord and Savior she is safe, happy, and enjoying a wonderful reunion with all those who went before her.  I'm sure that Uncle Rich was waiting with open arms and that they are once again, happily spending time together!!   The next time I travel to see her will be for eternity and our good times will never end!!!  Goodbye, Aunt Elaine....I LOVE YOU!!!