OBITUARY

Joseph Balo

February 16, 1921April 21, 2021
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Joseph Warren Balo, age 100, of Conesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born in Coshocton County on February 16, 1921, to the late Joseph H and Elizabeth (Roahrig) Balo.

Joseph graduated from Jefferson High School in Dresden in 1939 and started working as a truck driver for many years before working as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Peabody Coal Company.

On June 15, 1941, he married Mary K. (Powelson) Balo who passed away on April 14, 2012. Joseph was a life member of Conesville United Methodist Church, a member of the United Mine Workers Local #1188 and a member of the Coshocton Moose and Elks. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, camping at Hickory Flats for many years and bowling.

Joseph is survived by his four children, Karen (Richard) King, Terry (Kay) Balo, Kathy (Doug) McMillen and Dennis (Sally) Balo; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Magness.

Along with his parents and wife, Mary, Joseph is preceded in death by his four sisters, Mildred Ross, Annabelle Norris, Eloise Matt and Pauline Powelson and two brothers, David and Ralph Balo.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, social distancing measures will be in place and there will be a limited number of people inside the funeral home at a time. We also ask that you please wear a face mask at all times for the health and safety of our guest and employees.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 1:00pm at Franklin Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to Conesville United Methodist Church or to Community Hospice.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

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maurita garber

April 29, 2021

To all of you, sharing your loss & sorrow-so hard saying goodby to those who are special to us. I appreciate the connections I have w each of you. Maurita & Curtis

Loretta & Dick Hanson

April 28, 2021

So long, Uncle Joe, until we meet again. I’ll be missing our Sunday chats. Rest in peace.

Ed and Betty Fox

April 26, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Joe will be missed by all who new him, bowled with him or against him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Bowman

April 25, 2021

Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family.

Mary Lou Kilgore

April 24, 2021

I grew up on a farm next to Joe's parents. So, I knew all the Balos from a very early age. I remember Joe as a bowler, and as always being friendly and outgoing. Joe always asked me how I was and called me by name, every time, including the last time I saw him, which was 3 and a half years ago. That is who he was. My sympathies to those he leaves behind. May you hold onto a lifetime of memories.

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