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Joyce J. Ball - 85

6/18/1932 - 6/1/2018

Clinton, Iowa

Joyce J. Ball age 85 of Clinton, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Mercy Living Center North. In following Joyce’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. A service will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Joyce was born in Clinton on June 19, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Marion (Nielsen) Marx. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1951. Joyce married Robert “Bob” J. Ball on February 16, 1952 in Clinton. Bob passed away on July 31, 1998. Joyce had been a member of the former St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. She loved playing basketball with her boys and enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and knitting afghans, hats, and wash cloths. She enjoyed bowling at the Clinton Recreation Lanes and was an avid Cubs fan. Joyce is survived by four sons; Danny (Joann) Ball, Dave (Rhonda) Ball, Perry Ball and Dennis Ball all of Clinton; 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Keith) Jensen of Clinton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Margery Johnson; and three brothers, Wayne, Russell and Lowell Marx. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Mercy Living Center North and Genesis Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

Gathering of Friends

12:00 noon till 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Memorial Service:

2:00 PM Tuesday, June 5, 2018

1 Comment

  • Judy Kasterke

    on 06/06/18

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joyce was an amazing lady. She was a friend of my moms. I believe my mom thought her how to crochet. Many memories of all the things she made! She was one of our residents that welcomed all new residents to our facility, remembering how it felt when she moved in. She will be missed by many. Wishing I could have been there with you to see her off, but we had a funeral in our family as well. Blessing to you all. JudyK MLCN

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