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Everett R. Ballengee, 71, of Washington, passed away at 3:54 a.m. Monday at his home. He was born May 17, 1945, in Washington, to Everett and Bessie (Rydenbark) Ballengee.
He was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the R.S.V.P. Volunteer Center. He had served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963- 1967 and in Vietnam from 1965-1966 with the 1st Battalion 9th Marines. He attended Vincennes University, where he was certified in machine technology. He volunteered as the bus driver for Washington Catholic sports from 1985-1993. He was a Cub Scout leader at St. John Newburgh, vice president and president of St. John Men's Club, vice president and president of Washington Catholic Band Boosters and president of Washington Catholic school board. He had coached YMCA basketball and Washington Soccer Federation teams. He had been a licensed soccer referee and the vice president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He worked at Mead Johnson from 1967-1979 as a pharmaceutical compounder and Crane Army Ammunition Acuity from 1980-2002 as a machine tool operator. He was most recently employed at Williams Bros. Pharmacy as a long-term care driver. He was an avid Colts, Pacers, Notre Dame and IU fan. His grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life.
He is survived by his wife Susan (Sinnott) Ballengee, whom he married July 1, 1967; two sons, Craig (Jade) Ballengee of Washington, Chad (Suzanne) Ballengee of Montgomery; brother Paul (Sherry) Ballengee of Washington; four grandchildren Reece Ballengee, Anna Ballengee, Abby Ballengee and Aldin Robinson. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eugene Ballengee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Washington, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Washington American Legion and the VFW. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 p.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the R.S.V.P. Volunteer Center, 501 Burkhart Drive, P.O Box 648, Washington IN 47501 or St. Vincent de Paul Society, 815 Main St., Washington, IN 47501. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on February 27, 2017
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