Frances Carolyn Ball

December 2, 1923February 18, 2018

Frances Carolyn Ball, age 94, of California Township, Branch County, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at The Laurels of Coldwater, Coldwater, Michigan.

She was born on December 2, 1923 in Branch County, Michigan, the daughter of H.D. “Bill” and Mable (Kaufmann) Ball.

Frances lived her entire life in California Township. Survivors include her sister, Alberta Yelavich of Coldwater, Michigan, a nephew, John Dean (Doris) Yelavich of Coldwater, Michigan, a niece, Marsha (William) Reynolds of Virginia Beach, Virginia, three great niece’s, Joann Rodriguez, Stephanie Johnston, and Laura Reynolds, three great nephews, Andrew Yelavich, Eric Stagemeyer, and Todd Johnston, two great-great-nieces, Malia Rodriguez, and Piper Rodriguez, and a great-great-nephew, Chandler Stagemeyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Rex Ball, and a niece, Kasandra Johnston.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm Friday, May 25, 2018 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana, with Father Mark Vyverman officiating. There will be an hour of calling prior to the services from 1-2 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the memorial service at California Cemetery, California Township, Branch County, Michigan.

Memorial donations in her memory are to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Elementary School, 79 Harrison Street, Coldwater, MI 49036.


  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 25, 2018

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Connie Kaufman

February 28, 2018

Frances I will sure miss you wish we could of had our planned lunch for this spring will remember our visits and our eating out, you were a great friend and a lovely lady.

Lynnell Eash

February 21, 2018

What a wonderful lady! I use to work at the Algansee Library and for one of our fund raisers we would go to Mrs. Ball's to pick up black walnuts from that humongous tree in her yard. Always enjoyed the times she would come out and visit and help. Condolences to the family. Enjoy all your memories of her.

February 19, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11