Florence Ballantyne

July 17, 1935August 1, 2012

Florence G. Ballantyne, 77, of Rockville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 17, 1935, in Grand Rapids, MI to Anthony and Mary (Callaghan) Snarski. She married Paul Ballantyne on November 30, 1980. She was a talented artist, specializing in oil paintings. Her passion for art led her to become a member of the Covered Bridge Art Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Montezuma Library. Flo was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Flo is survived by her husband of 32 years, Paul; children, Michael Kuk and his wife Sueann of Lincoln City, OR, Janice Djusprtom and her husband Bruce of Pembine, WI, Donald Kuk of Hillsdale, David Kuk and his wife Kat of Rosedale, Patrick Porter of Dacula, GA, Donna Resnik and her husband Carl of , MD, Virginia Pollard and her husband Mike of Hillsdale, Patricia Robinson and her husband Mark of Snohomish, WA, and Paul Phillip Ballantyne of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA; 27 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, sisters, Carol Hadfield of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, Lorilynn Ladd of MI, brothers, Tony Snarski of Wyoming, MI and Robert Snarski of White Cloud, MI; many nieces and nephews, her beloved miniature schnauzers, Smoky Joe and Buddy, and cat, Coco. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Callaghan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2012

Florence Ballantyne

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Sherri Nease

August 8, 2012

Paul, I was so saddened to hear of Flo's passing. You two have always been special people and we looked forward to when you both came into office. My thoughts and prayers are with you and many hugs to you also.....

Alan and Anita Moore

August 4, 2012

We are here for you and your family anytime. You are great neighbors and Flo will be greatly missed. Stop by and talk often.

Paula Market

August 3, 2012

My heart goes out to you. Flo was one of a kind, always positive and such a brave woman. I will miss her more than you know. I am so happy that I got to see her once again before God took her to Heaven. Remember I am still here for you if you need anything.

John & Sue Morris

August 3, 2012

We are all richer for having your friendship. You will be missed on the Library Board and for your help with the Community Meal. You and your family are in our prayers.

Florence Ballentyne

August 3, 2012

Paul, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may God bless
you all,

Lee & Teri Lamb

Victor & Sharon Fields

August 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing your humor and your life with all of us at the Parke County Learning Center "Sack Lunch" bunch. You were a great partner in the bread line at the Montezuma Community dinner also.