Irene Bernice Ballentine Thursday, September 30, 1926 - Thursday, May 4, 2017
Irene Bernice Ballentine, age 90, passed away Thursday following complications from an accidental fall in her home. She had lived in Carrollton and Canton and was a retired Certified Medical Assistant. Irene was a member of Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Canton, the Carrollton Junior Women’s Club, Carrolton Women’s Cucumber Club, and a former member of the Carrollton High School Band Boosters Club and Carrollton PTA (Former President). She was a proud member of the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants – Stark County Chapter (1974-75) and was recognized by The Exchange Club of Canton with the “Proudly We Hail” Award in 1991 for her patriotism. She then became known in Canton as the “Flag Lady”. She was the proud mother of her 4 daughters and lovingly followed the activities of her grandchildren and family. She was anxiously awaiting the pending birth of her newest great grandson, Agustin Andrew Fraga of Palm Desert, CA. She and her late husband, Alex, were season ticket holders for the Canton McKinley Bulldogs. An avid sports fan she rooted for the Indians, the Browns and the Cavs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Ballentine, parents, Noah and Mary (Tack) Headrick, daughter, Cynthia Rosedale, sister, Margaret Villare and brothers, Don, Victor, Tom and John Headrick. Survived by three daughters, Deborah Fraga of Canton, Michelle (Mark) Jahn of San Diego, California and Dianne (Mark) Stucky of Medina, step-children Robin (Allan) Sigler, and Rhonda (Andrew) Popa, 11 grandchildren, Amy (Edward III) Rath, Michael (Heather) Rosedale, Andrew (Staci Morrison) Fraga II, James Patron Jr., Nicole Patron, Trevor Jahn, Branden Stucky, Michaella Stucky, Raymond Rosedale III, Holley (Ron) Sharpe, Jordan (Dawn) Rosedale, 11 great grandchildren, sister, Dorothy (Eugene) James of Milton, Florida and a Godchild, Todd Cobb of New Orleans, Louisiana. Family and friends will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church with dear friend of the family, Father Donald King as Celebrant. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, Canton or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Carrollton.