Duard Reece Ball

December 12, 2023

Duard Reece Ball, 89, of Frankfort, died December 12, 2023 in his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born on February 24, 1934 in Tennessee, one of six children belonging to Claude and Myrtle (Jones) Ball.  He married Evalene Taylor on January 27, 1952 and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage before her passing on November 8, 2005.

Before moving to Frankfort in 1952, Duard was involved in farming.  He then worked construction most recently for Gill Construction in Frankfort before his retirement in 1989.  He always had a large vegetable and flower garden and took great pride in working with the land and being able to share the fruits of his labor with his family and friends.  He loved fishing and enjoyed mushroom hunting and being outdoors with his family.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  

Survived by:

his Children: Dale Ball of Frankfort, Gail Merriman of Frankfort, Delbert Ball of Avon, Teresa Toney of Frankfort, and Joan Smith of Frankfort; Siblings: Elmo Ball, Charlene Hobbs, Kenneth Ball, and Jewel Kniess; 11 Grandchildren; 24 Great-Grandchildren; and 7 Great-Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

his parents: Claud & Myrtle Ball, wife: Evalene Ball, son-in-law: Chuck Toney, great-granddaughter: Paityn Duckworth, and sister: Christine Coe.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Duard Reece Ball”

  1. Barnes – Baker December 14, 2023 at 8:37 am

    To Duard’s Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a kind and hard working man. I always loved to see his beautiful garden. He was generous and very talented. He will be missed. Prayers for strength and peace.
    Love, Barnes and Baker Family

  2. Gary McCoy December 14, 2023 at 11:51 am

    I am sorry to hear of Duard passing. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May God bring you comfort at this time. Prayers for all.

  3. Heather Martell December 14, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    I am saddened by the passing of Uncle Duard. I have fond memories of him from my childhood. Sending love and comfort to all whom Duard dearly loved, Heather Brooks Martell – Daughter of Jewell

  4. Patty Keaton Parks December 15, 2023 at 2:11 am

    Brandon and family, I am so sorry, my heart felt condolences. Prayers being said for you.

  5. Alicia Hottenstine December 15, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    Our deepest condolences!

    From Darla Barnes and Alicia Hottenstine and family.

  6. Cindi Harmon December 17, 2023 at 8:04 am

    So sorry, he was such a sweet man, you are in my prayers.

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