Linda E. Ball-Keith

09/28/1944 - 10/02/2021


Obituary For Linda E. Ball-Keith

Linda Elizabeth Riddle Ball-Keith, 77 passed away in her home in Bethel, Ohio 45106, with her children and grandchildren at her side. She was born on September 28, 1944, in Clio Michigan, a daughter of the late Rev. C.H. Riddle and Elizabeth (nee Dekalaita) Riddle. She was proceeded in death by her 1st love and husband of 55 years, James Wally Ball, Jr; her only son Jimmy Wayne Ball; Three brothers Steve Crystle Riddle, Larry J. Riddle, and Arthur H. Riddle. She is survived by her husband Ralph Keith; loving Daughter Melinda and Tony Jeffers, daughter in law; Mary Jo Dean Ball-Armstrong; Devoted grandchildren; Anthony James and Nicole Jeffers, Mathew Wayne Jeffers, Jacob Thomas Jeffers, Brittany Lynne and Paul Curee; great grandchildren; Aubriana Michelle Jeffers, Ruby Elizabeth Jeffers, Nolan James Jeffers, Caleb Thomas Jeffers, and Hudson Thomas Jeffers; two sisters, Ada Huddleston and Dorothy Dyson (Wade). Linda graduated from the Whitley County High School on May 17, 1962, and married James Wally Ball in September the same year. She was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. Then later in life she attended Covington Beauty College and obtained her cosmetology license and worked many years as a hairdresser and business owner. Linda loved her Savior with all her heart and proved that in her walk with the Lord and her dedication to the Church. She had given her heart to Jesus at the young age of 10 years old and went on to be a light to many people around her. She taught Sunday School for young people many years, teaching them the Bible stories and the books of the Bible. She was also a wonderful piano player for the choir and loved playing and singing at the church. She taught her daughter, and all her grandchildren to play the piano. One of her biggest joys, was leading and teaching the ladies group at the church. She had a true love for people and helping them grow in the work of the Lord. She was so proud to be a member of Livingword Missionary Baptist Church. Linda loved flowers and spent a lot of time outdoors nurturing and taking care of them. She had a green thumb and beautiful flowers. She loved sewing, painting and fishing. She made her sister Ada's wedding dress, sewed for her mom, daughter, and granddaughter. She was hardworking, resourceful, always a step ahead, and good at everything she attempted. Cooking for her family, friends and church is something she loved to do. Big breakfasts, chicken and dumplings, best pork chops ever, and the food list goes on and on. She was an awesome country cook and could prepare a delicious meal in no time at all. No one ever left her house hungry. One of the hardest days for her was on June 19, 1990. Her oldest son was killed in an auto crash. This was so devastating for her life, and she lived with the pain every day. She pushed forward and continued walking for the Lord. Visitation will be held Tuesday October 5 at the Livingword Missionary Baptist Church, 8369 Princeton Rd. Liberty Township, OH 45044 from 5:00PM until the time of the funeral at 7:00PM with Pastor Jason Callihan officiating. THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at





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Living Word Missionary Baptist Church - Visitation 5-7 Tues 10-5/Service 7PM Tues 10-5
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Liberty Twp., OH 45044

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  • So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful, loving lady. So sorry I won't be able to come tonight. I'm in quarantine with 2 of my great grandkids. Love all of you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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