Ball, Janice Ann
Birth: Sunday, December 31, 1939 in Muncie, Indiana
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at the age of 76
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Janice Ann Ball of Waldorf, Maryland died on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. She was 76 years old. Born on December 31, 1939 in Muncie, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Gladys Mae and the late James William Abernathy.
After graduating Central High School (Evansville, IN) in 1957, she moved to the D.C. area, where she was employed for a number of years by the Federal and Prince Georges County governments, and Automated Graphics Systems. Later, Jan was an Administrative Assistant with the National Rifle Association for 27 years until her retirement. She was a life member of the NRA and was a past member of the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and several bowling leagues. She was also a frequent entrant of cakes in the Charles County Fair, where she won a number of ribbons over the years.
Jan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and other adventures with her beloved "JR", reading, playing cards and board games, knitting and crocheting, collecting recipes, cooking and baking. She twice survived breast cancer, which she faced with her characteristic strength and humor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Barbara Abernathy. Jan is survived by her children Kimberly Ball and her husband William Righter, Timothy Ball and his wife Leasa; James Ball and his fiancée Jennifer Savia, Robert Larsen and his wife Jennifer, and David Ball; her significant other James Rose; her grandchildren Jadelyn Ball, Lukas Righter, Tamra Hickman (Richard), Nicholas Righter, Zachary Righter, Scarlett Righter, George "Alex" Righter, and Cassandra Righter; and great granddaughter Skylee.
A casual Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church of St. Charles, 136 Stoddert Ave, Waldorf, MD 20602, beginning at 1p.m. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.