Ballangers observe 50th anniversary

Linda and Ralph Ballanger

It was a beautiful autumn day at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Cincinnati, on Oct. 24, 1965 when Ralph Ballanger and Linda Milner repeated their vows before the Rev. Orville Walker. Ray Ballanger, Ralph’s brother, served as Best Man and Rosemary Phillips, Linda’s friend from college, was Maid of Honor. 

Ralph and Linda have lived at their home outside Seymour for 45 years. They are parents of three children, Michelle (Scott) Prunty, Denise (Rick) Hook, and Rusty (deceased), and a special daughter-in-law Stacy (Dana) Mathes.

They have 11 grandchildren including Jerry (Anne) Yonker, Megan (Daren) Durell, Champ Long, Chanda Long (Trevor Sherrard), Haley Ballanger, Hannah, Jordan and Grant Mathes, Sarah (Mike) Hubbard, Logan (Shawna) Hook and Gabriel Hook; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family notes cards may be sent to the Ballangers at 26573 110th Ave., Numa, IA 52544.

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