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Ballard, Marna B.

Orrville — Marna B. Ballard, age 78, of Orrville, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Aultman Orrville Hospital in Orrville, following a short period of declining health.
Marna was born on August 17, 1943, in South Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Ray and Callie Bailey, and graduated from East Bank (WV) High School.  She married Jerry K. Ballard on May 29, 1964, in Chelyan, WV and they made their home in Smithville and Orrville.
Marna enjoyed living a simple life and she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is beloved by her husband, Jerry; three children, Glen Ballard of Wooster, Tammy (Ken) Kerstetter of Wooster, and Jennifer Ballard of Wooster; grandchildren, Claire and Nicholas Ballard, and Kyle, Korrine, and Kendra Kerstetter; great grandchild, Finley Fernandez; and a “bonus” daughter, Cortney Shahan of Wooster and her children, Trevor, Daymien and Maci Shahan.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Jack, Charlotte, Mick, June, and Pete.
Private services will be held by the family at a later date.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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