Anita Ball


Anita Abigail Ball, age 88, of Mystic, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022 at her home.

Anita was born on September 11, 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Joseph Burns and Anita (Gray) Burns.  She graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California.  On June 14, 1952 she was united in marriage to Frank Irvin Ball Jr, and to this union, three children were born, Frank III, Patrick, and Lorie.

Left to cherish Anita’s memory are her children, Frank Ball III of Mystic, Iowa and Lorie Ball of Long Beach, California; as well as several extended family members and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anita Burns; her husband, Frank Irvin Ball Jr., and her son, Patrick Ball.

Per Anita’s wishes, cremation has been accorded and there will be no services at this time.  A private family burial will be held in California at a later date.  Memorials have been established to the American Cancer Society, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, ATTN: Ball family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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