Virginia F. Ballard died Oct. 20, 2016, at HopeWest Hospice Center in Grand Junction. She was 92.
Virginia Sappington was born in Clinton, Mo., Oct. 19, 1924, to Mark and Eva (Smith) Sappington. She was raised in Clinton, Mo., and later moved to Denver.
On Sept. 6, 1942, she married William Ballard in Oshkosh, Neb.
She enjoyed socializing, gardening, crocheting, traveling, collecting sea shells and spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of the Cedaredge congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed helping others learn about the Bible.
She is survived by her three children, William (Carolyn) Ballard of Cory, Sheila (Lee) Cox of Cedaredge and Robert (Meri Dawn) Ballard of Waynesboro, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William Ballard, and one daughter, Cynthia Whipps.
At her request, no memorial service will be held.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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