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March 4, 2014

Charles William Ballard

The Rev. Dr. Charles William Ballard, was born in Evansville, on Aug. 15, 1924, to the late Charles Curtis and Lorean Moore Ballard. He graduated from Central High School, and after 30 months in the South Pacific during World War II, returned to Evansville where he graduated from the University of Evansville. Charles entered Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary graduating in 1953; the University of Evansville awarded him an Honorary DD in 1964.

Upon returning to Indiana, Charles served churches in Spencer, Madison Trinity, New Albany Trinity, Indianapolis Irvington and Terre Haute Memorial, during which time he served two terms as a district superintendent. He was active in the conference and its institutions.

Survivors include a son, Franklin Fletcher Ballard of Indianapolis; sister, Janet Huff of Evansville; daughter-in-law, Rosie Watson Ballard; close family friend, Elizabeth Simmons; and caregiver and very special friend, Stephen Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Karleen; and son, Charles “Chuck” Ballard.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m., at Roberts Park United Methodist Church, 401 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Charles W. and Karleen S. Ballard Scholarship, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60201-9966; and/or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis. Online contact may be made at:

 www.shirleybrothers.com

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