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Iola Mae Ballinger
Iola Mae Ballinger

WILMINGTON — Iola Mae Ballinger was called home Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.

She was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1918, the daughter of the late Robert Dale Stillings and Bessie Mae Sewel Stillings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Paul Adam Ballinger; and by her daughter, Lynn Ballinger.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Ridgway of Orangeburg, S.C., Patricia Shipman, and her husband, George, of Wilmington, and Denise Ingram, and her husband, Edward, of Leland, N.C.; grandchildren, Teresa, Keith, Brian, Tina Sandy, Julie, Jennifer and Daniel; 16 great-grandchildren; and also two brothers, Gerald Stillings and Eugene Stillings.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.