Meda M. Ballard

February 20, 1938January 7, 2021

Almeda “Meda” Ballard, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Meda was born on February 20, 1938. She was the youngest of four daughters born to Earl Holton and Cathryn (Delehanty) Sackett. She was a lifelong resident of Evansville.

Meda married Stan Ballard on December 30, 1955 and together they owned several Stan’s Una Pizza restaurants. Meda was an active stay-at-home mom, back in the day when they were called homemakers. With five daughters, Meda was involved in PTA and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed sewing and baking and was known for her flair for cake decorating.

She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church and a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Evansville. Meda had a deep and abiding faith and a strong love for her Savior and her family.

Meda was preceded in death by her husband, Stan; sisters, Marie Evans, Kitty Bent and Edith Knippel, and three sons-in-law, Ron Schwindel, Noa Pacarro and Rocky Davis. She is survived by daughters, Renee Schwindel, Lucinda Pacarro, Rebecca Meredith (Mike), Judy Davis and Sandi Wilson. In addition she leaves a legacy of 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Due to the COVID pandemic restrictions, a private funeral service for immediate family will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 11. 2021 at Alexander Memorial Park-Heritage Chapel, 2200 Mesker Park Drive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be made online at


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Meda M. Ballard

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Bruce Long

January 12, 2021

Renee, Cindy and Becky, You and your family are in my prayers at this time of loss. May God Bless and comfort you. I am blessed to have known your mother through church times and Evansville North Side events.
Bruce Long

Patti Campbell DeShields

January 11, 2021

Dear Becky, Judy, Sandi, Cindy and Renee,
I am so sorry to learn of your mom's homegoing. What a wonderful lady she was and I know her passing will leave a huge void in your hearts.
It has been years since I've seen any of you, but some of my fondest memories are of girl scout meetings with your mom as leader. She was always so happy, positive, and great encourager to all the young girls she mentored.
May God give you all many wonderful memories to comfort you until you are all together again.
Blessings and prayers,
Patti Campbell DeShields

Amy DeMello

January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about your mom. You have our deepest sympathy.
Amy and Butch

Marybeth Rush

January 9, 2021

Sorry for your loss.
Remembering her cakes, the eagle for graduation from USI for Tegan .
Marybeth, Tegan, Sarah, Gemma and Maven Rush