Washington, DC – Ronald W. Ballinger, 89 of Washington, DC formerly of Virden, IL passed away Monday January 12, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Ronald was born June 20, 1925 in Springfield, IL a son of Harvey Lee and France C. (Spencer) Ballinger. He was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during WW II as a private First Class and was wounded in action receiving a purple heart. Ronald was a bricklayer for over 50 years in the Farmington, MO area prior to retiring.
Surviving Ronald is his brother, Edward E. (Pat) Ballinger of Girard, IL, a sister who has since passed away, Emma Lee Burris of Springfield, IL, nephews, Randy (Pam) Ballinger and Mike Ballinger both of Virden, IL and several additional nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, sister, June Smith and brothers, Russell and Kenneth Ballinger.
Cremation rites were accorded and graveside services of ashes will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Girard, IL with Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Memorials may be made to the Virden American Legion Post # 386 Virden, IL. Calvert and Ferry Funeral Homes are assisting the family. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.