Wanda Jean Ballou, age 78 of Old Burdine School Rd. in Somerset, KY passed away on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at her residence.
She was born on November 30, 1935 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Artman Hughes and Bessie Hair Noe.

Wanda was a retired waitress for Crystal Kitchen in Somerset and was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, going to church and watching WLJC.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Eugene Ballou. Her life long partner and friend, Ronald Whitaker. One brother, Donald Hines and one sister, Norma June Baker.

She is survived by one son, Artman Ballou of Loraine, OH and two daughters, Melena (Roger) Adkins of Shopville, KY and Theressa Howard of Louisville, KY. Grandchildren, Shelby Whitaker, Earl Pittman, Patrick Jasper, Amanda Jasper, Mark Jasper, Amber Whitaker, Joseph Mosley, Summer Mosley, Cleo Dawn Case, Matthew Ballou, Savanna Whitaker and Kayla Thompson. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 21, 2014 after 6pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 2pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Hawk officiating.

Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.