Adeline Virginia (Dieken) Ballou

Born: Sun., Nov. 28, 1926
Died: Fri., Jun. 23, 2017


10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 26, 2017
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Jun. 27, 2017
Location: Baptist-Christian Church

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Adeline Virginia Ballou, age 90 formerly of Wilsonville, passed away surrounded by her family at the Cambridge Manor on Friday, June 23, 2017.

She was born in Hastings, Nebraska on November 28, 1926 to Adam and Mary (Kennedy) Dieken.  At the age of 2, her mother passed away, her father remarried and she was raised by her step-mother Emma.  Adeline grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1944.  She enrolled in the Mary Lanning School of Nursing, was Pinned, and Capped in 1947 as a Registered Nurse.  It was there at Mary Lanning that she met Charles Ballou.  The couple were united in marriage on April 25, 1948 in Hastings.  Charles preceded Adeline in death on October 1, 2002.

Adeline was employed as a nurse for over 40 years at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.  She was busy with her family, attending many school and sporting events as they grew.  Adeline loved her grandchildren and continued to follow them to sporting events, school plays and musicals, and even watched her grown children officiate sporting events. She was active in her church, UMW, Community Clubs: Busy Bee’s, Double 8’s and other women society events of Wilsonville. Adeline enjoyed crocheting, reading, and loved to be around her family.

Preceded her in death were parents: Adam and Mary Dieken; step mother: Emma; daughter: Jeanne Martin; sister: Mary Jane and husband Neil McDowell; great granddaughter: Lilly Loch; brothers-in-law: John and wife June Ballou; Roger Ballou; Clarence Courtright.

Adeline is survived by her daughter: JoAnne and husband Brad Schwartz of Kearney, 3 sons: Barry and wife Gretchen Ballou of Hastings; Brent and wife Colleen Ballou of Wilsonville; Brad and wife JoLynn Ballou of Beaver City: 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother Jack and wife Chieko Dieken of Oklahoma City, OK; son-in-law: Phil Martin of Clay Center, KS.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 at the Baptist Christian Church in Wilsonville with Pastor Keith Theobald officiating.  Interment will be in the Wilsonville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM till 8:00 PM.  Family will greet friends from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.  Friends may leave on-line condolences at  Memorials may be left in Adeline’s name to Wilsonville Library, Wilsonville Cemetery, or Baptist Christian Church.

Charitable donations may be made in Adeline's memory to the following organization:

Wilsonville Baptist Christian Church

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Rosemary Johnson
   Posted Sun June 25, 2017

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Rosemary and Kevin Johnson.

Thinking of you with prayers and deep sympathy - Rosemary and Kevin Johnson

Troy & Sandra Richardson
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Jo & Family:

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mom. Sandra and I are thinking about all of you during the difficult time.

Georgia Stahr
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Barry, Brent, Jo, Brad and families,

My deepest sympathies to you. Your Mom was a great lady. I really enjoyed the visits we had at the Methodist Church coffee hours. Treasure all of the good memories you have. Hugs to you all.


Brent Hollinger
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Ballou Family. Sorry about your loss. I loved going to Adeline's house during hunting season. There was always some goodies inside to eat! Thinking about all of you and praying for strength. Adeline was a great lady. Brent

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