Laura M. Ball
Date of Death: May 16, 2020
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Laura “Mom” Wood Ball passed away in her home in West Lafayette, on Saturday, May 16th after a brief illness, she was 95.  She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, step-father, sister, and brother.  She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Dee Dee) Ball and Dona Santos (husband Ray), grandsons Michael, Charles,…

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Mary Crose left a message on June 4, 2020:
DeeDee and Dona I am sad to hear about Mom. What a great lady and always soooo much fun. The last time I saw "Mom" was two years ago and she was playing ping pong for the gold and putting Al to shame at the bowling alley all in the same day! Sending hugs and prayers.
Dawn Johnston left a message on June 1, 2020:
Dona and Dee Dee, The world became less bright with the passing of your mom. We always enjoyed spending time with her at various sporting events and school events over the years. We will miss her laugh, her spirit and her amazing sugar cookies that she so generously shared with all of us. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you, Ray, Michael, Charles, Matthew and Andrew. Dawn Johnston and Bryan Pijanowski
Beth Reutebuch left a message on May 26, 2020:
Sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Kathy Biggs left a message on May 23, 2020:
DeeDee and Dona I am so sad to hear about your sweet momma! Such a beautiful smile and i loved her laugh!! My heart hurts for you! Hugs and Prayers!!! Until you meet again!
Rex and susan dismore left a message on May 23, 2020:
Dee Dee and Dona, We are so sorry for your loss!!! Our hearts ache - she will be missed. She was an extraordinary person and loved so much. Loved playing softball and all the gatherings together!!! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace. All our love, Rex and Sue
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Michael Hancock left a message on May 22, 2020:
My sympathy goes out to you, Dona and family. Your Mom certainly had a most active and, what appears to be a well lived life around those who loved and cared for her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Danni (click) Knowles left a message on May 22, 2020:
Ma! Dona and DeeDee I am so saddened by the passing of Woody. I loved her like my own mom. She had so much life in her. She took me under her wing and taught me softball. She made you laugh and laugh at yourself. Her smile and laugh was infectious. Late night ping pong games and cards. You had better not cheat she would call you out. I have so many memories of this wonderful lady. What a wonderful life she had and she shared herself with so many. She will be greatly missed by many people.
Danni (click) Knowles left a message on May 22, 2020:
Ma! Dona and DeeDee I am so saddened by the passing of Woody. I loved her like my own mom. She had so much life in her. She took me under her wing and taught me softball. She made you laugh and laugh at yourself. Her smile and laugh was infectious. Late night ping pong games and cards. You had better not cheat she would call you out. I have so many memories of this wonderful lady. What a wonderful life she had and she shared herself with so many. She will be greatly missed by many people.
Carol and Mark Beck left a message on May 22, 2020:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dona and Dee Dee at this time. Laura proved that age is only a number. Always smiling and full of boundless energy. Laura touched the lives of everyone she met and set a great example of how we all should live our lives. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace and God Bless Carol and Mark T. Beck
Danni Knowles left a message on May 22, 2020:
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Cindy Eaton left a message on May 22, 2020:
Dee Dee and Dona: I'm so sorry to read of your mom's passing....what a life well-lived and well-loved. I have such good memories of times spent with you and your mom years ago when Bob played fast- and slow-pitch ball and then later in volleyball. She was so full of life, upbeat, and positive...so fun to be around. Thinking of you and your family.
Teresa Hoover left a message on May 22, 2020:
Dee Dee and Dona, Doc and I are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. I can’t believe she was 95 (just like my Mom was)! She was an eternal 40 yr old to me. So much energy and zest for life and a great sense of humor. She will leave a large hole in your lives. Prayers for good memories to fill that hole. Rest In Peace, Mom. You earned it. Give Em heck up there!
Teresa Hoover left a message on May 22, 2020:
Dee Dee and Dona, Doc and I are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. I can’t believe she was 95 (just like my Mom was)! She was an eternal 40 yr old to me. So much energy and zest for life and a great sense of humor. She will leave a large hole in your lives. Prayers for good memories to fill that hole. Rest In Peace, Mom. You earned it. Give Em heck up there!
Peg Knowles left a message on May 22, 2020:
Laura was one special lady! Always looked forward to our senior game ping pong matches and friendly banter. My thoughts are with the family.
Phyllis Dowell left a message on May 22, 2020:
I am sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.
Jane and Todd Harper left a message on May 22, 2020:
Dee Dee and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. After reading about your mom, it is obvious where you got your love of sports and great sense of humor. You will be close to our hearts during this difficult time.
Pam and Tom Robertson left a message on May 21, 2020:
Tom and I send our love and sympathy to Laura’s family. We were blessed to have Laura in the Woodfield neighborhood. We loved having her come trick or treating at Halloween with the grandsons. She was always full of pep and love of life. We were lucky enough to enjoy her famous sugar cookies! They were delightful! Laura was so good to help me with gingerbread doll making. I cut and sewed and she stuffed. We worked together last December to make 50 of them for second graders to decorate. Her love of life and humanity will be missed. Our lives were better for knowing her. And we miss her already! Pam Robertson
Lynn holland left a message on May 21, 2020:
The Dunn & Hargitt and Lafayette Leader family enjoyed and benefitted from Laura's spunk and spirit for many years. She was a diligent and hard worker and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. What a wonderful spark of light with that wonderful laugh! I am honored to have called her friend.
Lynn holland left a message on May 21, 2020:
The Dunn & Hargitt and Lafayette Leader family enjoyed and benefitted from Laura's spunk and spirit for many years. She was a diligent and hard worker and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. What a wonderful spark of light with that wonderful laugh! I am honored to have called her friend.
DennisDunn left a message on May 21, 2020:
She was one of best. Always upbeat. Will miss our visits. Dennis and Nancy Dunn
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
DennisDunn left a message on May 21, 2020:
She was one of best. Always upbeat. Will miss our visits. Dennis and Nancy Dunn
Jolene Miller left a message on May 21, 2020:
Dona and Dee Dee, your mother was a joy and a blessing to all who knew her, especially me. Laura leaves a wonderful legacy in memories and friendships, two mighty fine daughters, and grandsons who benefits from having had a loving Grams for the rest of their lives. May God bless you all.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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