THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Connie B. Ball
Issue Date: October 25, 2018
Connie Beth (Glass) Ball, Of Germantown, passed away 10/20/2018 after a 6 year battle with Stage IV cancer.
Connie was born to Frank and Orpha Glass of Porterfield, WI in 1951 and grew up on the family farm along the Peshtigo River.
Connie was a warm, caring person who was devoted to her family, animals and helping others through volunteering. Over the years, Connie was able to put her sewing/knitting skills to work for others by making baby booties, preemie hats and angel gowns for hospitals.
In total, she managed to knit over 1500 preemie hats for various organizations. Connie also had enjoyed sewing quilt tops and school bags for the Church.
She was active in putting together care packages, knitting socks and arranging correspondence for our troops overseas. Connie took pride in her work at MacArthur Elementary and her involvement in spearheading holiday drives for families in need with food, warm clothing and gifts.
She also coordinated the school carnival to run at cost so every family could afford to attend, as well as volunteering to run numerous charitable events through the PTA to benefit the children and their families. Cancer never slowed Connie down and she was able to continue traveling and her charitable endeavors up until her final year.
Connie is preceded in death by her husband Clinton "Joe" Ball.
She is survived by her daughters, Nikki (Mike) Ball Toughill of WA, Abby (Aaron) Fojtik of VA and Rachel (Mark) Ball-Tobin of Germantown; grandson, Orlando Ball-Tobin; siblings, Barbara (Buck) Melton and Stephen (Barbara) Glass; in-laws, Karen (Arvie) Lake and John Ball, Jr; many nieces and nephews and beloved pets, Georgie, Mama Kitty and Anna.
The Ball family would like to thank Connie's friends for helping take such good care of her during her cancer treatments. It is hard to imagine a group of people who would be more generous with their time. Friends likely knew that Connie was an avid collector of Monopoly games that she enjoyed displaying in her home.
In place of a funeral service, Connie had requested that at 7pm on Saturday that her dear friends celebrate her life by enjoying a game of monopoly with their loved ones and listening to "What A Wonderful World".
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following organizations that were dear to Connie's heart: Washington County Humane Society ( http://www.wchspets.org/ ) , NOWZAD animal shelter of Afghanistan (www.nowzad.com), Carewear.com or AnySolider.com.