Rita Ballard, 66, went to be with God on March 3, 2022. She was an extraordinary woman and an amazing mother. Rita loved with her whole heart and was devoted to her family. She welcomed everyone with open arms. People gravitated to her heart and caring nature. Rita loved to laugh, and her smile was infectious. She was always willing to be goofy and silly with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rita was “Best Friend” to many.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rozanne Hassler, her parents Mary and Ray Hassler, and great-granddaughter Mackensie Daniell. Rita is survived by her husband David Ballard; daughter Lisa Echols; son Joseph Ballard; sister Laurie Pane; sister Jan Oliverie, brother Joe Hassler; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and many others who loved her.
We will be having a Remembrance Celebration on Monday, March 7,2022 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Wiley’s Funeral Home, 400 E US Hwy 377, Granbury, TX, 76048.