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Carol Dee Ballinger

December 23, 1939 — July 13, 2023

New Paris, Ohio

Carol Dee Ballinger

Carol Dee (VanWinkle) Ballinger 83 of New Paris, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2023 at her residence. Born on December 23, 1939, in Clover Bottom (Jackson County) Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James Leslie & Minnie S. (Campbell) VanWinkle. Her dad was a Christian minister and song leader, so Carol and her sisters grew up singing in many churches. In August 1957, she sung with her dad and sister at Climax Christian Church in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, and met the man of her dreams, Everett Myrel Ballinger. They dated until she graduated in 1958 from McKee Kentucky High School and were married on June 28, 1958. They moved to New Paris in 1958 and she was the Bookkeeper for Ballinger Plumbing & Electric for over 45 years. She and Myrel had three children and they enjoyed taking them to church, family reunions, traveling to New York City, Niagara Falls, Disney World, and other places.

 

Carol lived a good life, enjoying her family, going to church, teaching Sunday School and VBS classes, ladies’ groups, and visiting nursing homes for devotions. She was a long-time and faithful member of New Paris Church of Christ and more recently, Hodgin Road Christian Church. Carol also volunteered as a teacher’s aide at the elementary school in New Paris and delivered Meals on Wheels to area seniors. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, small group home Bible Studies, and having picnics.

 

          Preceded in death by husband of 63 years: Everett Myrel Ballinger in 2021, sisters: Ailene R. Whittaker in 2017, Gladys Faye Northern in 1985 and Beulah M. VanWinkle in 2022; brother: Ronald Lee VanWinkle in 2005.

 

          Survived by children: Tammy Jo Wackler of New Paris, OH, Randy & Gina Ballinger of New Paris, OH and Mike & Cindy Ballinger of Greenfield, IN; nine grandchildren: Natasha (Jason) Hart, James Wackler, Bradley (Claire) Ballinger, Daniel (Meg) Ballinger, and Andrew (Meg) Ballinger, Ben (Joy) Ballinger, Aaron Ballinger and seventeen great-grandchildren: Quintin Wackler, Corey DuBois, Logan Hart, Jayleen Hart, Hailee Wackler, Lillian Crull, Elizabeth Ballinger, Colette Ballinger, Natalie Ballinger, Jersey Baker, Elliott Pratt, Memphis Shaffer, Azariah Ballinger, September Ballinger, Zamira Ballinger, Legend Shaffer and Will Shaffer. sisters: Deloris Ballinger of Berea, KY, Joyce A. (Benny) Gatliff Franklin, OH and Jean VanWinkle - Isaacs of Springboro, OH; brothers: Eddie A. VanWinkle and Larry D. (Pearl) Van Winkle both of McKee, KY and Danny “JD” Van Winkle of Berea, KY.

 

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Home – 109 West Main Street New Paris, OH. The funeral service will be 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Derek Trenum officiating. Interment will be held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris.

 
          Memorial contributions may be given to Hodgin Road Christian Church, 4050 Hodgin Road, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 
www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barnes Funeral Home - New Paris

109 W Main St, New Paris, OH 45347

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barnes Funeral Home - New Paris

109 W Main St, New Paris, OH 45347

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Burial

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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