William Robert Ballew, born February 13, 1945, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2018. Bill loved Jesus, his family, music and dogs. For thirty year’s he was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Sherry (Pearl), who preceded him in death, June 13, 2014. In June of 2016 Bill moved to Eudora to be closer to his grandsons. For two year’s he worked as their chauffeur, confidant, music and car consultant, and dear friend. Bill was a member of the Family of Faith church, where his servant’s heart and willingness to serve were continuously observed. He loved dogs and leaves behind his companion, Quincy. Bill, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a pioneer in the computer industry, most recently working for KCPL until his retirement in 2016.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry (Pearl) Ballew; brother, Jim Ballew; father, William Leonard Ballew; and mother Alice (Rouse) Ballew. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Ballew Sampson (Kevin Sampson), Overland Park, KS; two sons, Daniel Ballew (Eric Drabiuk), Washington, DC, and Robert Miraglia (Kevin Miraglia), Atlanta, Georgia; his brother, Tom Ballew, Winter Spring, FL; and two grandsons, Caleb and Blake Sampson.
Memorial services for Bill will be held at 1pm, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS. Family inurnment will take place in the Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, MO, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11am.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Family of Faith Church, Eudora, KS, and may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary.