North English- Carol Ann Ballard was born February 4, 1944 in Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of William Dean and Louine Rose (Schwab) Dietze. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1962 and later the Sharon Doran School of Cosmetology. On June 16, 1962 Carol was united in marriage to Chester Kenneth Ballard in North English. She worked at Amana, Shellers UTA, Lear Corp and was a hairdresser with Mary Ann McKenna. Carol was a member of the North English United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing, puzzles and the computer. Carol died on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo, at the age of 77 years.
She is survived by her husband Chester of North English; two sons Dennis Ballard and Donnie (Brenda) Ballard; three grandsons Brian (Chelsey) Ballard, Kevin Ballard and Shawn (Rachael) Ballard; three great grandsons Jaxon, Chase & Kash Ballard; a sister Kay (Levi) Williams of Williamsburg; and a sister-in-law Sherry Dietze of Marengo. She was preceded by her parents; and three brothers Jim (Jane) Dietze, Gerald (Cheryl) Dietze and Ron Dietze.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Powell Funeral Home in North English. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 3:00-6:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home in North English. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com