Geraldine Prier Ball

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Geraldine Prier Ball, 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Cassville Mercy Hospital.

She was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Caldwell, Idaho, the daughter of John and Arizona (Zona) Prier. On May 31, 1944, she was united in marriage with Oran Ball in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Survivors include: a son, Michael Ball and his wife, Debbie; a daughter, Carrie Buchanan and her husband, Danny; all of Golden; her brother, Winfred Prier and his wife, LeeOna, of Golden; her sister, Fredalene Gowen, of Rogers, Ark.; her brother, Danny Prier and his wife, Loris, of Raytown; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Christy Hudgins, and one grandson, Christopher Ball.

She went to grade school in Eagle Rock and graduated from Cassville High School. She earned her teaching degree from Southwest Missouri State Teacher's College in Springfield. She taught school at Eagle Rock and Munsey. She lived in northern California for a few years before moving to Golden, where she, her husband, and brother Winfred purchased what is now the Ball and Prier Store. They owned and operated the store for 31 years, where she was the bookkeeper. She was a member of Golden Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at Golden Baptist Church, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Paul Wahlert will conduct the services. Burial will be at Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

Memorials may be made to the Cassville Mercy Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Geraldine to Fohn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Cassville, MO 65625.