She was a life-long resident of Linton, born June 6, 1927, to Guy Joseph and Opal (Fines) Clayton. On July 26, 1946, she married Kenneth E. Ballard and they had two sons.
Rose was employed as a clerk for JC Penney Department Store for 30 years and she was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons: Mark A. (Louise) Ballard, MD of Cave Creek, AR, and David E. Ballard of Linton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Clayton (Craig Johnson, partner) of Indianapolis, IN; and one sister, Mae (Kenneth) Nocus of Bloomfield.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Ballard (July 9, 2007), and two brothers, Wilburn and David Clayton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with Rev. David Tyra officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.