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Constance Helen McNulty Ballard, 89, of Lake Ann, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Culver Meadows.
Connie was born on Aug. 19, 1927 in Passaic, New Jersey, to the late Robert Gleason and Ada (Rossborough) McNulty. She married William "Bill" J. Ballard on Feb. 23, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Connie graduated from Rutherford, New Jersey, High School in the class of 1945. She graduated from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital College School of Nursing in 1948 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley College in 1969.
As a proud mother of her four children, she enjoyed spending many years teaching Sunday school and working with the Cub Scouts and Brownies. She was active and always supportive of the Republican Party.
Since moving to the Lake Ann area, she was busy as an antiques dealer for many years. She was an avid supporter of the Old Town Playhouse, the Interlochen Arts Academy and a volunteer at the Dennos Museum. She attended Honor Congregational Church.
Surviving Connie are her beloved husband of 65 devoted years, Bill; children, William (Karen) Ballard, Laura (Steve) King, Charles Ballard and Madeleine Carey; 10 grandchildren, Andrew (Lauri) King, Zeb King, William (Andrea) Ballard III, Michael Ballard, Robert (Stephanie) Ballard, Melissa Carey, Laura Constance Carey, Meghan Taylor and Alexa Hettwer; seven great grandchildren, Colton and Sawyer King, Logan, Dalton and Payton King, Lucas and Dylan Ballard; and many other loving family members and friends.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Scott McNulty; and sister, Roberta McNulty Temple.
A memorial service is scheduled to be held at 4 p.m., with a visitation beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, 287 Bowman Ave., Purchase, NY 10577; Benzie County Council on Aging, 10579 Main Street, Honor, MI 49640; or charity of your choice.
Kindly share thoughts and memories of Connie with her family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published on June 7, 2017
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