Laura N. Ball

February 7, 1932January 8, 2021

Laura N. Ball, 88, passed away on January 8, 2021.

She was born on February 7, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas to Cecil W. and Frances (Naillieux) Buckley. She attended Arkansas Avenue and North High. She grew up in north Wichita with her parents, four brothers and a sister. Laura had a variety of jobs, from welding, auction work and upholstery.

While working at auctions, she befriended the couple that introduced her to the love of her life, Maurice. That special couple became her in-laws. Laura worked with Maurice for many years in a successful auction business.

Laura loved and was very proud of her large family. It gave her great joy to watch her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren achieve their goals. She loved nothing more than being with family.

Laura is survived by daughters Janet (Charles) Jacobs and Anita (Calvin) Young; faithful dog Buddy; grandchildren Teresa & Ron, Kurtis, Lori, Shawnett & Calvin, Desire', Walter, Steve & Leslie, Shane & Sarah, Cody & Kyler; great-grandchildren Savanah, Leah, Jacob, Sam, Alexzandria, Grace, Kyle, Karisa, Collin & Tess, Kendal, Todd & Ashlyn, Colton, Jordan, Dakota, Jaylynn, Alexander, Emma, Nicholas, Michael; great-great-grandchildren Myra, Garret; 3 sisters-in-law Marilyn, Lorena, Billie.

Laura has a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved very much, but there was always a very special place in her heart for her niece, Judy & husband Eddie. They helped Laura maintain her independence so much these last few years.

Laura passed into the arms of her loving Savior with her family by her side and in her heart, sending her to the family waiting on the other side.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Ball; daughter Jackie and son Larry; brothers Harry, Joe, Robert, Claud and Jack; sister Earnie.

Visitation will be from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Lakeview Funeral Home. Funeral service same location on Friday, January 15 at 10am. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery following the service.

Memorials can be made to: Wichita Family Crisis Center, 1111 N. St. Francis St., Wichita, KS 67214.


  • Kurtis Jacobs
  • Sam Jacobs
  • Kyler Mehl
  • Steve Phillips
  • Ron Reavis
  • Cody Young


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Connie Carpenter

January 16, 2021

Mom Laura, I love you and will miss our talks.. I will remember you always.. love Connie Sue

Harry Simpson

January 13, 2021

Godspeed Laura. Now eternally reunited with Maurice, and other family, friends and loved ones that have gone before.