Eleanor (nee Thomas) Balling, age 87, of Tonawanda, died unexpectedly, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Born in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (nee Panepinto) Thomas. She was the mother of the late John R. Balling.
She is survived by her husband, John "Jack" Balling; two sons, James A. Balling and Rick (Sue) Balling; two daughters, Dawn (John) Schneider and Mary (Trey) Hambleton; and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Balling Cadwalader. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Monday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, INC., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Committal Service will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday at the Epiphany Chapel Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association are preferred by the family.
Complete obituary, condolences and directions at www.hampfuneral.com.