Obituary of Myril M. Ball
Myril M. Ball
Myril M. Ball, 89, of Falconer, passed away Monday (October 28, 2019) in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center, Gerry.
A lifelong area resident, he was born September 1, 1930, in Jamestown, the youngest son of Clifford and Jessie Wolcott Ball.
Myril was a graduate of Falconer High School and a full time dairy farmer, until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement from farming, he along with his wife, Joyce were employed by the former Levant Christian School and the YMCA.
He was a member of the Gerry Free Methodist Church, Levant Cemetery Society and Farm Bureau. Myril had been a 4-H leader and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He along with his wife Joyce coordinated the Operation Christmas Child Project at Gerry Free Methodist Church and made annual trips to Charlotte, NC to work at the National Distribution Center.
Surviving are two daughters: Linda (Doug) Ostrom of Charlotte, NC, Brenda (Joel) Wolcott of Falconer; five grandchildren: Daniel (Meredith) Ostrom of Gastonia, NC, Steve (Emily) Wolcott of Perrysburg, OH, Andrew Ostrom (Rojan Kilmer) of Kennedy, NY, Kevin (Summer) Wolcott of Ashville, NY and Susan (Kevin) Phifer of Oakboro, NC; great grandchildren: Jaxon Alan, Lincoln James and Phoebe Rose Wolcott all of Ashville, NY, Ella Mae and Brooks Reid Phifer of Oaksboro, NC, Evan Joseph and Baby Girl Wolcott (due Jan. 2020) of Perrysburg, OH; Tesika & Mason Kilmer of Kennedy, Parker & Riley Horne of Gastonia, NC and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was proceeded in death by his wife Joyce M. Robbins Ball of 65 years, whom he married January 20, 1951, who died September 3, 2016; his brothers: Harland and Burnell Ball and a great nephew David Ball.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday (November 3) in the Falconer Funeral Home. Pastor Roberta Mosier –Peterson of Gerry Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family on Saturday (Nov 2) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Operation Christmas Child, (c/o Gerry Free Methodist Church) P.O. Box 357, Gerry, NY 14740; Kennedy Fire Department, 3590 Dailey Hill Rd., Kennedy, NY 14747 or Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, 4570 Route 60, Gerry, NY 14740.
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