Martine Westerfield Ballard, 90 of Carmel Home, died on March 13, 2006 at the Carmel Home. She was born in Daviess County, Ky. to the late Emles Westerfield and Minnie Lee Hidenrite Westerfield. She was a housewife and a member of St. Stephen Cathedral, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. SHe was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Ballard on March 17, 1983; four infant children; two brothers, John L. Westerfield and James L. Huff; three sisters, Ruth Head French, Katherine Parks and Alma Head. Surviving are two daughters, Rose Mary Wathen and her husband, Tony of Chicago, Ill. and Patricia Louise Nall of Owensboro; two sons, Robert Dennis Ballard and his wife, Joyce of Owensboro, Joseph E. Ballard and his wife, Rita of Owensboro; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, William T. Westerfield and his wife, Mary of Owensboro; sister-in-law, Velma Westerfield of Owensboro and Joyce Huff of Owensboro; many nieces and nephews. Services are 1pm. Thursday, March 16, 2006 at St. Stephen Cathedral, visitation is from 2 to 8pm. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro and 8:30 to 12:30pm. Thursday, prayers will be said at 6pm. Wednesday at the funeral home. Reverend John Vaughan will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Raphael Cemetery in Daviess County. The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Carmel Home, 250l Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Ky. 42303.

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  1. Joey & Family,
    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. We know she will be greatly missed. We will keep your family in my prayers.

  2. Martine was what I would call a blessed Catholic woman. She lived her life in her faith. She held many in her heart. And was there for all. May she always live in eternal happiness,in her family, her grandchildren and great grandchilderen.

  3. Me-ma watched me from the time that I was 4 weeks old. She truely was like a grandmother. I visited her in the nursing home sometimes when I came home. She always was a hoot to talk to. She loved all of her kids and grandkids. That’s what she talked

  4. Bobby and Joyce,

    We are thinking of you and your family during this time and keeping you in our prayers.

    Love in Christ

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