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Georgene "Jean" Preston Ball, 80, of Ashland passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in King's Daughters Medical Center.
Mrs. Ball was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Louisa, to the late George and Edna Meade Preston.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Jean attended Catlettsburg schools and retired from Giovannis after 40 years, where she was manager at the Blackburn Avenue location for 38 years. She enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach and playing the baseball game. Her hobbies included collecting Michael Kors. Jean was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. She served the Lord and loved her family dearly.
She is survived by her adoring husband of 63 years, Donald Gene Ball; their children, Donald Keith Ball and wife Wanda, Debbie Ball Dove, David Ball and Danny and Vickie Ball, all of Ashland; six grandchildren, Chris Ball, Shawn Ball, Alisa Ball, Danielle (John) Carpintero, Michael Ball (Courtney) and Danny Ray Ball (Maribeth); and nine great-grandchildren, Zeke Denny, Braydin Denny, Kyra Carpintero, Ronnie Denny, Kinley Ball, Erika Ball, Kaylee Denny, Mason Hutchinson and Braden Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, 2702 Panola Street in Catlettsburg with Pastor Mike Blankenship officiating. Final resting place will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 30, 2017
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