Obituary for Sara Ball

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Sara Ball

March 2, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Ball, Sara “Sally” Granger

age 63, of St. Peters, Missouri, has reached her eternal rest on November 16, 2016. Sally was the loving wife of Ron for 39 years and devoted mother of Drury “Dru” (Erin),  Little Elm, TX and Marion Ball, St. Peters. She was the grandmother to Violet and August Ball (Little Elm, TX) and Odessa Mae “Dessie” and Mirabelle Ball, St. Peters. She is survived by her sisters Theresa “Terry” (Tony) Starnes of Charlotte, NC and Barbara Frisbee (John Cadman) of Santa Ana, California, her sisters and brothers-in-law Janet (Paul) Kalicak, Ty Ball, Gean (Katie)Ball (deceased), Lauren (Mike) Smith, Marsha (Ed deceased) Fickenscher, Carol (Bill) Wohldmann, and Bryan (Mary) Ball along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Sally was born on March 2, 1953, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Robert J. and Sara L. Granger. Being the third daughter of a McDonnell Douglas/Boeing employee, Sally’s family also lived in Florida, California, and settled in St. Louis where she attended Parkway West High School. Sally received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri until she and Ron started their family. After raising her wonderful children, Sally earned her Master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She taught in the Ferguson/Florissant School District for a number of years.

Sally was an active member of New Covenant Church for many years. Through her love of photography, Sally left a legacy of albums to her family by documenting family growth, vacations, and special moments in their lives. She had a strong affection for dogs, the first being “Deputy Dog” and most recent Mavis and Andy . Through the years Sally never lost interest in “Andy of Mayberry”, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 20, at 4:30 – 6:00 at New Covenant Church

1401 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63017. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Help St. Louis, 9709 Dielman Rock Island Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132.


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Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Time: 4:30 pm -


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Born: March 2, 2016
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Susan W. Nall posted on12/13/16

I was saddened to learn of Sally's death in the Post Dispatch. Sally was a graduate student of mine at SIUE and served as a Graduate Assistant in Early Childhood Education. I recall her spirit and loyalty. She was so willing to undertake any task. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time. I had lost touch with her through the years but believe she continued in education which I remember was where her passion was.. Peace, Susan W. Nall


Marc Ostrowski posted on11/24/16

Marion- I'm sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I have many great memories of your family from our early days! You are welcome to reach out to me any time. Marc Ostrowski [email protected]


Stephanie Mars-Ress posted on11/20/16

My sincere condolence to your family. I'm the breeder who placed Mavis with Sally in 2005.


Denny & Adair Knezevich posted on11/20/16

Denny & Adair Knezevich Sorry for the loss of Sally will be praying for you and your family God will strengthen you during this time and take away the sorrow and leave good memories love you.


Mile & Charlotte Miles posted on11/20/16

We're sorry for your loss of Sally, with her great sense of humor and love of laughter. We'll pray for strength and the peace that passes all understanding. Oh, death where is thy sting? Sally is enjoying being in the Lord's presence in heaven with the other saints which brings much joy for those who are grieving here on earth. We are Mike & Charlotte Miles and attended New Covenant from 1984-1996. Our children are Sarah, Garrett & Jordan.


Johnson H Johnson posted on11/20/16

Ron, I just found out about Sally and am saddened by the news of her passing. We are praying for you and family that the God of all comfort and grace will strengthen your hearts and souls during this time of mourning. May you be comforted in the days and weeks and months to come. John and Martha Johnson