OBITUARY

Dorothy Jean Ball

October 31, 1939June 30, 2018
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Dorothy Jean (Dottie) (Crowner) Ball Born 10/31/39, Burlington, IA; died June 30, 2018 A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service, at the mortuary. She will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society. Online condolences and tributes to the family may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Graduated from Burlington High School, Burlington, IA in 1957. Daughter of John Wayne and Anna Mae (Marshall) Crowner (both deceased – John in 1991, Anna in 1993). Also preceded in death by two sisters: Carol Anne Miller in 2000 and Linda Crowner in 1949 and three brothers, Ronald Wayne Crowner in 1999, James William Crowner in 2006, and John W. Crowner, Jr. in 2011. Surviving siblings include a brother Michael (Terri) Crowner, Burlington, IA and a sister Martica (Stephen) Polewchak, Madison, OH. Married Gerald Wayne (Gary) Ball on January 24, 1959, in West Burlington, IA. Gary is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. They have two daughters, Kelly Elizabeth Ball, Aiea, HI; Tracey Ellen Ball, Sykesville, MD, and one son, Gary Wayne (Ball) Kehner and wife Susan, Elizabeth City, NC. One granddaughter, Christine Renee (Coggiano) Crampton, husband Matthew, serving as a Major in the U.S. Army; two grandsons, Nicholas Michael Coggiano, wife Toni, Brooklyn, MD; Andrew Kehner, Elizabeth City, NC; three great granddaughters: Christine Renee Coggiano-Chun, Denver, CO; Kaila Lynn Coggiano, Brooklyn, MD; Drew Reagan Crampton, Fort Leavenworth, KS; and two great grandsons, Chance Coggiano, Brooklyn, MD; and James Crampton, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Upon graduation from high school Ms. BalI worked as a secretary at International Resistor Corporation in Burlington, IA before leaving to join her husband in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean in June of 1959. She also worked for the federal government for 22 years, 18 years spent working for the U.S. Navy Department. She retired in 1994 from the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island. In Annapolis, MD she worked as an administrative assistant and assisted the show manager at Shows, Inc., Virginia Wine Festivals, and the Annual Powerboat and Sailboat Shows. Ms. BalI also worked for Chesapeake Engineering and Design, Inc., as a deposition outliner. As a Navy wife in Rota, Spain, served as a Girl Scout Leader for the Junior Girl Scouts. Helped to establish a Day Camp for Girl Scouts on Yerba Buena Island at Treasure Island, CA. For five years with her husband and other family members assisted in the care of her ailing parents. Her hobbies included: piano, reading, traveling, computer, fishing, all types of card games, and loved to go to Vegas with her “gambling buddies.” Gary and Dorothy have done a lot of traveling and have visited over 35 countries, all 50 states, all but one Territory before settling down in Bettendorf, Iowa.

  • FAMILY

  • John Wayne Crowner, Father
  • Anna Mae (Marshall) Crowner, Mother
  • Gerald Wayne Ball, Husband
  • Martica (Stephen) Polewchak, Sister
  • Michael (Terri) Crowner, Brother
  • Kelly Ball, Daughter
  • Tracey Ball, Daughter
  • Gary (Susan) Kehner, Son
  • Christine (Matthew) Crampton, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas (Toni) Coggiano, Grandson
  • Andrew Kehner, Grandson
  • Christine Coggiano-Chun, Great Grandchild
  • Kaila Coggiano, Great Grandchild
  • Drew Crampton, Great Grandchild
  • Chance Coggiano, Great Grandchild
  • James Crampton, Great Grandchild
  • Carol Miller, Sister
  • Linda Crowner, Sister
  • Ronald Crowner, Brother
  • James Crowner, Brother
  • John Crowner Jr., Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Crowner
  • Stephen Polewchak
  • Mikey Crowner
  • Steven Ball
  • Jeff Crowner
  • Tim Crowner
  • Gary Ball, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Scott County Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Biography

Dorothy Jean (Crowner) Ball, 78, of Bettendorf, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. at Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. A service will follow visitation and burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park after the service. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.the rungemortuary.com. Dorothy was born in Burlington, IA to John and Anna (Marshall) Crowner on October 31, 1939. She is a graduate of Burlington High School in 1957 and married Gerald Wayne (Gary) Ball January 24, 1959 in West Burlington, IA. Upon graduation from high school Ms. Ball worked as a secretary at International Resistor Corporation in Burlington, IA before marrying and joining her husband who was in the Mediterranean with the U.S. Navy. They continued to move around the world during his 30-year career. As a Navy wife in Rota, Spain she served as a Girl Scout Leader and later helped to establish a day camp for Girl Scouts on Yereba Buena Island at Treasure Island, CA. She enjoyed working for the federal government, especially her 18 years with the Navy Department. She retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1994. In Annapolis, MD she worked as an administrative assistant to the show manager at Shows, Inc., Virginia Wine Festivals, and the annual powerboat and sailboat shows. Ms. Ball also worked for Chesapeake Engineering and Design, Inc. as a deposition outliner. For five years with her husband and other family members assisted in the care of her ailing parents at their home in West Burlington. Her hobbies included: piano, reading, traveling, computer, fishing, all types of cards games, and going to Vegas with her “gambling buddies.” Gary and Dorothy have done a lot of traveling and have visited over 35 countries, all 50 states, and all but one territory before settling down in Bettendorf. Dorothy is survived by her husband Gerald Ball, Bettendorf; a sister Martica (Stephen) Polewchak, Madison, OH; a brother Michael (Terri) Crowner, Burlington, IA; two daughters Kelly Ball, Aiea, HI, and Tracey Ball, Sykesville, MD; one son Gary (Ball) Kehner and wife Susan, Elizabeth City, NC; three grandchildren Christine (Coggiano) Crampton and husband Matthew, Fort Leavenworth, KS, Nicholas Coggiano and wife Toni, Brooklyn, MD, and Andrew Kehner, Elizabeth City, NC; three great granddaughters, Christine Coggiano-Chun, Denver, CO; Kaila Coggiano and Drew Crampton ; two great grandsons Chance Coggiano and James Crampton. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Carol Miller and Linda Crowner, and brothers Ronald Crowner, James Crowner and John Crowner, Jr.