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Kaye Eleanor Ball, 79, of Lake Leelanau, passed away Thursday, June 29 at Tendercare of Leelanau.
Kaye was born Jan. 1, 1938 in Pontiac, the daughter of Richard and Eleanor Smithson. In June 1960 in Commerce Township, she married her loving husband of 57 years, Thomas Dean Ball, who survives.
Kaye is survived by her husband, Thomas; a daughter-in-law, Karen Ball; a son-in-law, Al Tester; and a brother, David (Carol) Smithson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brian Ball; a daughter, Martha Tester; and her siblings, John Smithson and Diane Shepherd.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 with the family greeting friends at noon at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Rev. Dr. Robin Carden will officiate.
Condolences may be shared with Kaye's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on July 4, 2017
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