Ted Allen Ballenger passed away Monday, May 30, 2022. He always had a smile and a kind word. Ted loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. He was a tailor in the navy and continued to serve his country as a member of his local VFW. He worked as a welder at ABB for many years. In his retirement he spent much of his time visiting with family and friends, attending his grandchildren’s activities, and helping his VFW Post raise money to help other veterans. He is dearly loved and greatly missed.
He is survived by his sisters Sue Ely and Barb Long; his kids Angle Jungmeyer (Mike), April Thornsberry (Greg), Chrystal Long, Joel Ballenger (Angie), Nathaniel Ballenger (Cera), and Jackie Arnold (James); 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Freedom Cemetery near Linn Creek/Montreal, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, Ted asked that donations be made (in his honor per family request) to VFW Post 6514, Central Missouri Honor Flight, or Disabled American Veterans.