Mrs. Sybil Bernice Ball, 89, Humansville, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. The daughter of Charles Franklin and Lourena May (Thorpe) Kirkpatrick, she was born July 23, 1921 in Cedar County near Caplinger Mills.
She graduated from Humansville High School in 1939.
On December 18, 1941, she and Howard Ball were married. They were the parents of two children, Dwayne and Karen.
Sybil was a homemaker and employed as a secretary for 18 years at Crawford Oil Company in Humansville. She was a member of the Humansville First Baptist Church.
The youngest of nine children, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Surviving is her husband, Howard, of the home; two children and their spouses, Dwayne and Charlene Ball, Clever and Karen and Bob Crozier, Greenfield; 3 grandchildren, Todd D. Ball, Dr. Beth Ann Crozier-Dodson and husband, Mike and Billy Jack Crozier and wife, Roxanne; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Ball and Trenton Ball; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Pastor Aaron Schmidt officiating. Interment will be in Humansville Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Donations in Sybil's memory may be made to the Humansville Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, in care of Murray Funeral Home, P O Box 93, Humansville, MO 65674. Online condolences may be made at www.murrayfuneralhomes.com