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Kenneth N. Ballou

Born: Sat., Jun. 13, 1925
Died: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Kenneth N. Ballou, age 94 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Cumberland Valley Manor . Kenneth was born on June 13, 1925 in Adair County, Kentucky to the late William Murray "Bill" Ballou and Mattie Florence Garrison Ballou. As a young man Kenneth served in the U.S. Army 47th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, K Company during World War II where he received the purple heart with one bronze cluster, the distinguished service medal, and the meritorious unit award with one bronze cluster.  After returning home he attended and graduated from the Kentucky School of Embalming in 1948 and was licensed by the board in 1949. He was one of the oldest license holders in the state, receiving his 70 year certificate in 2019. In 1950 he and his wife Stella moved to Burkesville, Kentucky and founded Ballou Funeral Home in Burkesville where he served families for many years.  He was a member of Burkesville First United Methodist Church, VFW Post 5419, American Legion Post 119, Past Master of Cumberland Lodge #413, a former board member of Cumberland County Hospital, Cumberland Valley Manor, Burkesville Cemetery Board, and other numerous organizations. Kenneth loved buying, collecting, and selling antiques and was an avid checker player.  
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death in by his wife Stella McKinney Ballou, his stepmother, Nola George Ballou, six brothers, Estel Ballou, James E. Ballou, Virgil Ballou, Almon Ballou, Carlos Ballou, Randall Lamarr Ballou, four sisters, Eris Ehling, Faylene McGaha, Lila Wolfe, and Margie Anderson.

Survivors Include:
One Daughter- Beverly Alexander and her husband Tim of Bowling Green, KY
One Son- Anthony Ballou of Burkesville, KY and his fiance' Paula Gee of Tompkinsville, KY
One Brother- Wayne Ballou of Columbia, KY
4 Grandchildren- Jenny Newell, Mary Ballou (Jarrett) Murphy, Jessica (Andy) Roberts, Kenneth Martin (Maggie) Ballou
8 Great Grandchildren- Alexander Newell, Paris Newell, Drew Roberts, Stella Roberts, Griffin Murphy, Bowie Murphy, Cecil Ballou, Ruby Ballou
His brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law- Donald Lee McKinney and his wife Bobbie, Harold Walton McKinney and his wife Carol, and Doris Jean Lane all of Danville, KY and Juanita Scott of Columbia, KY
several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, KY with burial in Burkesville Cemetery.  Family requests visitation on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Burkesville Cemetery Fund or Burkesville First United Methodist Church 

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Donna Hamilton
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
Sending prayers to his family and friends,he was a great man,he will truly be missed.R.I.P Mr.Ballou. We all loved you,you have touched the lives of so many people and have comforted them in thier time of loss.Thank you for all you have done in your life. Amen.

Tina Tooley
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
On behalf of the Tooley family we send our love and prayers to the family. May your family always keep and remember your greatest and most memorable memories you shared with him.

Matla Burns Vincent
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
On behalf of the Robert Burns family we wish you all our deepest sympathies. May God keep his loving arms around you all and comfort you all during this trying time. He was a dear friend and great person we are Blessed to have been friends with. He always showed our family compassion during our time of sorrows and we wish you all this comfort he shared...continue his stories and life with your children and grandchildren. God Bless you all.

emma c scott
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
My Sympathy

Lindsey Paxton
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020

Large Dish Garden was sent by Susan, Anna, Rachel, Rhonda, and Lindsey.

For Mary– Thinking of you and your family. We know Pop was a special man who will be missed by many. Love, Susan, Anna, Rachel, Rhonda, and Lindsey

Rashidah Tooley
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
My Heart pours out today for the Ballou Family 🙏 sorry for your loss from the family as you deal with this difficult time as a kid growing up Ballou Funeral Home has always been there for our family as we go through our difficult time your just like family to the Tooley, Alexander,Coes, and Holman family
Love from Our Family ♥️Rip Mr. Kenneth Ballou.

Cynthia Pennycuff
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
I watched the video and remembered back when I was a small child being with my parents and seeing Stella attractive and gracious Mr. Ballou as always neat and pleasant with a big smile even up through when I saw him last week at nursing home with that big smile. To Stella and Mr. Ballou's children. You guys are like me having been blessed to have had parents like them. My prayers are with you in your loss.

Betty Phillips England
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Ballou’s death. He was a good friend of my father’s, Otis Phillips. I had stopped by to see him a couple times last year and take him a fried pie from the restaurant. He always remembered my dad and seemed to always be in good spirits. I will certainly be praying for his family. He was a wonderful man.

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