Verna J. Ballinger


Verna J. Ballinger, 74, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 4:08 a.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019 in her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday August 23, 2019 at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, near Neoga, IL. Memorials may be given to the family.
Verna was born on March 16, 1945 in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Arthur Gordon "Butch" and Irene "Danzil" (Sparling) Martin. She graduated from Dietrich High School in the class of 1963. Verna owned and operated Verna's Cleaning Service in Shelbyville since 1972. She previously worked for Fedders in Effingham and provided home health care in Shelbyville. She married Marion Wesley Ballinger. Marion passed away in 2001. She married Tom Tillman on October 4, 2002 in Edwardsville, IL. Verna enjoyed mushroom hunting, gardening, hunting, fishing, watching sporting events of all kinds, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Verna is survived by husband, Tom Tillman of Shelbyville, IL; sons, Wes Ballinger (Stacey) of Cerro Gordo, IL, and Ed Ballinger (Katie) of Sullivan, IL; step-children, Elizabeth Winkler (Josh) of Lancaster, PA, Wyatt Tillman (Jennifer) and Shannan Blackman (Steve) of Shelbyville, IL; sister, Carolyn Settles of Mattoon; grandsons, Alec Ballinger, Zack Ballinger, Aiden Ballinger, and Justin Jonch; and 10 step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Marion; brother, Charlie Martin; and sister, Genevieve Peebles.
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sally voyles
Aug 23, 2019
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Jennifer Gile (Ray )
Aug 22, 2019
Condolence to the family my prayers are with you .
Tammi Stokes
Aug 20, 2019
Carolyn, (Mama) Ginny, Al, Dave, and Marilda
I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and Aunt. You are all in my heart and prayers. Much love!
Connie Ballinger
Aug 20, 2019
I always loved being around her she was funny and loved life.RIP Verna
Jeanie and Gary Creath
Aug 20, 2019
Dear Wes and Ed,
I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about your Mom. I have so many special memories of her and your Dad through the years. Rest In Peace Aunt Verny, and know I have always loved you. God Bless.