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Charmaine Louise Ball, 82, Goshen, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, at her home after an extended, yet valiant struggle with Alzheimer's.
She was born March 12, 1935, in Huntington, to William and Florence (Walters) Sunderman.
On Sept. 2, 1951, she married Arden K. Ball in Huntington. He survives along with three children, David (Cara) Ball, Edwardsburg, Michigan, Marie Freeman, Breeding, Kentucky and Rebecca (Paris) Ball-Miller, Goshen; two grandchildren, Jason Ball, Durand, Michigan, and Laura Ball, Lafayette, California; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jeannine Willhour, Huntington.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Ron Freeman.
Charmaine shared in ministry as a devoted pastor's wife and worked tirelessly alongside Arden in his ministry at Camp Mack for 19 years. She was a dedicated and compassionate caregiver during Arden's illness and his disability in the years that followed. She was a beloved partner, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mentor to many.
Arden and Charmaine enjoyed travels, the out-of-doors and their many pets over the years. She had a heart for animals and all of creation. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. An outdoor memorial service will take place in the spring.
Memorials may be given to FFRC (Friends of Feline Rescue Center, 14597 Power Dam Road, Defiance, OH) or Heartland Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 3, 2018
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