Harriett Jane Ballard
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Harriett Jane Ballard
  • January 28, 1925 - April 3, 2017
  • Bloomington, Illinois

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BLOOMINGTON - Harriett "Jane" Ballard, 92, of Bloomington passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. She was born on January 28, 1925 in Roodhouse, Illinois, the daughter of Lee and Erma Ballard.
Jane was a longtime member of the United Evangelical Methodist Church of Bloomington, where she was very active also serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She worked for State Farm Insurance for 45 years, finally retiring in 1989. Jane was an avid shopper, and could often be found with her sister Jean at Eastland Mall every Saturday. Jane was excited to finally see her beloved Chicago Cubs win the World Series last fall. She also enjoyed yoga and listening to WJBC radio. She also loved spending time with her family.
Jane is survived by those she considered her "second family," including Kim (Liz) Pool, Marty, Chris, and Sarah Pool, Kelsey Martin; Kayla Pool, Desiree Bennett, Christopher "Junior" Pool; Lilliana Reynolds; and Elianna Harris. She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jean; and a brother.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington with Deacon Mike Pool officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Aunt Jane, memorial contributions may be made to the McLean County Humane Society. East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.