Barbara Ballman


Barbara R. Ballman, 84, of Columbus, died at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Barbara was born in Greensburg, Indiana, October 9, 1931, the daughter of Ralph and Dema Waldroff Nugent. She married Harold E. Ballman November 22, 1953, at Westport Baptist Church. He preceded her in death April 3, 2012.

A former teacher in Bartholomew County and St. Bartholomew Catholic schools, she was very active for many years in Girl Scouts, was active in various church groups and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by daughter, Linda (Stu Vickers) Ballman of Terre Haute; sons, Troy (Stephanie Marcy) Ballman of Piedmont, South Carolina, and Mark (Shari) Ballman of Columbus; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie Massoth) Ballman, Travis (Sarah) Ballman, Jeremy (Crystal) Ballman, Tyler (Tammy) Ballman and Daniel (Jennifer) Ballman; and great-grandchildren, Grant, Hudson, Briley and Mason Ballman, Shilee and Damian Pedigo, Cherokee and Dakota Peden and Sunny White.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Phyllis Byard and Maxine Martin; and brothers, Richard and Eugene Nugent.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Mark Hammel officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

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Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.