Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Mrs. Margaret Ball.Date: April 23 1936
Newspaper published in: Flat River, MO
Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of F. M. and Mary Burks, was born in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, February 9, 1861, and died April 16, 1936, near Farmington, Mo., aged 75 years, 2 months and 7 days.
She was married to J. H. Ball on January 11, 1881, at the old homestead in Ste. Genevieve County. To this union were born 9 children, 7 of whom survive. They are: Milford of Kettle Falls, Washington; Jerry of Esther; Everett of Detroit, Mich.; F. M. and Alfred of Mathews, Mo.; Mary K. of Washington, D. C.; Carrie (Mrs. R. J. Hauck) of Ste. Genevieve. Two daughters, Clara and Ethel, with the father have preceded the mother in death.
She is also survived by one brother, Jerry Burks, of Farmington; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; which together with a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends are left to mourn her death.
The deceased was united with the Three Rivers Baptist church very early in life and remained a loyal, consistent and faithful member until the time of her death.
For more than fifty years her home has been open house to the large number of friends and acquaintances who passed her way. Her genial smile, ability to tell a pleasing story, together with the sunshine radiated by the good deeds of her life have endeared her to the hearts of all who knew her.
Having come of one of the pioneer families of St. Francois County she enjoyed the friendship of hosts of people who will be grieved at her going.
Funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Farmington Baptist church by Rev. E. H. Zipprodt of Lawrenceville, Ill, assisted by Rev. F. Q. Crockett of Farmington and Rev. J. W. McKinney of Esther. interment was made at Parkview.