Carol Lucille (Davis) Ball, age 77, resident of 24574 Pinewoods Road, Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away at Edinboro Manor on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, while recovering from multiple surgeries that she underwent in early February.

Ball, Carol Lucille (Davis)Born in Meadville, PA on September 19, 1936, Carol was the daughter of the late Clifford A. and M. Isobel (Schlosser) Davis of Venango. She married her best friend, Richard F. (Dick) Ball on October 25, 1958 and he survives.

A 1954 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School and a 1959 graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College, she taught at Cambridge Springs Elementary School for 20 years where she is fondly remembered for her annual Christmas and Mother’s day programs.

Carol was a former Sunday School Superintendent, Secretary and Treasurer of the Rockdale Cemetery Association for 12 years, member of the Meadville Grottoettes where she was President in 1999, a life member of the Crawford County Retired Teachers, and member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. In addition, Carol was a member of both the Millers Station United Methodist Church and the Newmansville Free Methodist Church.

Ball, Carol Lucille (Davis)Carol was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She liked camping in Newsmanville, mowing the lawn, working on the farm, playing the piano and organ, doing embroidery, gaming, and eating out.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years; one son – Cris and his wife, Pamela; two daughters – Lori Bogda and her husband, Craig and Lisa Tucci and her husband, Jeffrey all of Capp Road in Venango; eight grandchildren – Keisha, Kyle and Kirk Ball; Adam and Erin Bogda; Jamie (Tucci) Seebald and Jason and Kristy Tucci; 7 great grandchildren – Gage Johnson, Hailey, Alexis, Caleb and Caden Ball, Zachary Ball, Evan Seebald, and another great grandchild – Parker Tucci, due to be born in May; a brother – C. Ronald Davis of Venango; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a brother – George E. Davis and a niece – Susan Davis.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bryon Switala, pastor of the Millers Station United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Millers Station Cemetery where committal services will be conducted by Reverend Jeff Bobin, pastor of Cambridge Springs United Methodist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Millers Station United Methodist Church % John Phillips, 23334 Mackey Hill Road, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.