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Mary B. Ball

October 20, 1960 — April 14, 2023

Kalona- Mary Beth Ball was born October 20th,1960, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, the daughter of Paul and Florence (Kimmel) White. Mary was the sixth of seven children and grew up in Coralville, Iowa. Mary attended West High School in Iowa City, and furthered her education at Kirkwood Community College. Mary was employed at UIHC in the Neurology Department for 35 years. Mary was united in marriage to Brian Ball on February 14, 1989, at Danforth Chapel in Iowa City, Iowa. Mary and Brian went on to raise their children in the Kalona, Iowa area. Mary's greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother. Mary's happiest times were when she was surrounded by immediate and extended family. Mary had a huge heart and showed her love for others through baking, warm hugs and her beautiful smile. Mary passed away Friday April 14, 2023 after a long illness at the University Of Iowa Hospital Clinics at 62 years old. 


She is survived by her husband Brian Ball of Kalona, four children: Zachary and Hannah Ball of Kalona, Jamie Ball of Nichols and Sarah Ball of Iowa City and grandchildren Catherine Ball and Mason Cooper. 
She is survived by her mother Florence White of Coralville and six siblings; Jane (Dan) Poock of Frytown, Beverly Slabach of Kalona, Kevin (Michelle) White of Iowa City, Nancy (Dan) Peterson of Williamsburg, Robin (Robin Hartfiel) White of Solon, Jim White of Iowa City, and a  large extended family. Mary is preceded in death by her father Paul White, brother-in-law David Slabach and her grandparents.


A celebration of life memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. Visitation will be from 10 am until service time.  A general memorial fund has been established. Messages may be left at www.powellfuneralohmes.com. Yoder- Powell Funeral Home is caring for Mary and her family.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home

504 12th St., Kalona, IA 52247

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home

504 12th St., Kalona, IA 52247

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