Funeral services and interment for Mrs. Ballam will be Saturday in Rockford, Ill.
Mrs. Ballam, 103, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Southern Manor. She was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Schrom Welden born Nov. 7, 1909 in Rockford,Ill. She was married to the late Capt. Cyril J. Ballam on Dec. 2, 1951. She graduated from Central High in 1927 and worked in real estate and insurance and was a charter member of Rockford Assn, Insurance Women for over 55 years. She was a member of Second Congregational Church and the Helen Cleveland Circle and Women's Fellowship of the church. She was a 75-year member of the Eastern Star and 45-year member of the Daughters of the Nile where she sewed for Shrine Crippled Children.
She was preceded in death by husband, parents, four brothers and a twin sister.
She is survived by three nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Salvation Army.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.