Marylin J. Ballew

Marylin J. Ballew

Oct. 11, 1932 – Jan. 13, 2019

Marylin Jean (Michael) Ballew, 86, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and her husband of 63 years, Ralph, on Jan. 13, 2019, with family at her side.

Marylin was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Polo, Missouri, the daughter of John Henry Michael and Carrie Toothman Fields Michael. Along with her parents, Marylin was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Harding Ballew, grandson-in-law, Edward Files, eight brothers and three sisters.

Marylin and Ralph lived in Lawson, Missouri from 1958 until 2005 when they moved to the Liberty, Missouri area. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and former member of Excelsior Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl Kohlsteadt (Allen) and Paul Ballew (Jennie); grandchildren, David Ballew, James McDonald and Dana Ballew Files; great-grandchildren, Brandon Ballew, Logan Ballew, Grace Files and Layla Files; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members. Marylin was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 1 p.m., followed by a service celebrating Marylin’s life at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial will follow in Lawson Cemetery, Lawson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Autism Speaks or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements provided by Park Lawn Northland Chapel 816-781-8228.

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