John Edwin Ballard
John Edwin Ballard
  • November 21, 1938 - May 1, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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John Edwin Ballard of Kansas City North passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at his home.

He was born November 21, 1938 in Gashland, MO, the son of the late, Robert James and Lillian Irene Rice Ballard, who proceeded him in death. Also proceeding him in death was a brother, David Ballard.

John spent most of his life in the Kansas City North area. Before retiring, he was a dump truck owner-operator. He was a veteran and served in the US Army in the early 1960’s.

Surviving relatives include a son and wife, Jeff and Susan Ballard, Lathrop, MO, a daughter, Michele Ballard, Independence, MO, four grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Seth, and Savannah, two brothers, Bill Ballard, Gladstone, MO and Joe Ballard, California, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO followed by a graveside service at 12:30 PM at Barry Cemetery, 1327 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64155. Memorials may be made to the family to offset funeral costs.