Lois Ruth Ball

Lois Ruth Ball
Lois Ruth Ball

Lois Ruth Enlow Ball, 98, Amarillo, TX passed away August 4, 2023

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 10, at Central Church of Christ Chapel with Lane Boyd, officiating. The burial will be at Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lois Ruth Enlow Ball was born to Louis James Enlow and Sarah Catherine Sandbrook Enlow on November 24, 1924, in Colorado Springs, CO.  Lois graduated from Palmer High School in 1942.  On August 29, 1942, Lois married F.W. Ball before he was deployed with the U.S. Army.  That union produced four children.  Lois worked as a telephone operator at Peterson Field Air Base.

In 1960 the family was transferred to Dumas, TX with Colorado Interstate Gas.  After their fourth child started school, Lois started LVN training at Dumas Memorial Hospital and retired from there after 20 years of service.

Lois enjoyed crocheting and was happiest working in her yard.  Due to failing eyesight, Lois moved in with their daughter and son-in-law, Sharen and Willie Baker.

In 2005, Lois moved to Amarillo, TX to be closer to her daughter Karen and son Jerry.  Lois joined the congregation of St. Luke Presbyterian Church in 2017.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband F.W. Ball, brother Don Enlow, son Jerry Ball, grandson Jeremy Ball, great-granddaughter Karlee Messer, sons-in-law Doug Hubbard and Willie Baker, sister-in-law Inez Enlow, and great-great-grandson Elijah Nichols.

Lois is survived by her daughters, Karen Hubbard and Sharen Baker of Amarillo, TX, and daughter Beverly Johnson and husband Lanny of Mansfield, AR. Grandchildren Randy Baker and wife Staci, Daryle May and wife Kim, Jeffrey Baker and wife Jennifer, Kristin Messer, Aimee Harrison, Alison Bryant, and Jamie Ball.  Lois also had 16 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

2 Replies to “Lois Ruth Ball”

  1. Although services have been held, I send my condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. Ball from many years at Dumas Memorial Hospital where I grew up and graduated. She was a very good and caring nurse although she was stern with her instructions to patients on their healing. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Cling tightly to our Lord’s unfailing and faithful hand; He will never leave you orphans but be right there beside you or carrying you when needed. May He bless each and every one of you.

  2. Sharen, so very sad to hear of Mrs. Ball’s passing. I am thinking of you and praying for you to find peace during this difficult time. Love you, Zela

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