Roberta Louise Ball

Roberta Louise Ball, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of New London, died Monday, August 14, 2023 at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House, West Burlington.  She was born in Mt. Pleasant July 20, 1935 to Wilbur and Harriett Elizabeth Waddle Hillard.  On June 26, 1955, she married Dwight L. Ball in New London.  He died December 8, 2005.

She was a 1953 graduate of New London High School.  Roberta was a homemaker and was a member of New London United Methodist Church.  She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals fan; loved visiting with family, friends and neighbors; and enjoyed walking her dog, Scooter.

Survivors include three daughters, Deb (Jim) Shull and Sherri Ball of New London and Cindy Culbertson of Ankeny; one son Ron (Dorrie) Ball of Bethalto, Illinois; two grandchildren, Josh (Jenni) Thomas and Ali (Pookie) Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Ben Hillard of Seattle, Washington and Marvin (Cecilia) Hillard of Phoenix, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Kaleb Ball, and two sisters, Shirley Benge and Mary Feeney.

The funeral service for Mrs. Ball will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 18, 2023 at Elliott Chapel, New London, with Pastor Kathleen Moore officiating.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with the family receiving friends from 1:00 until the time of the service.  Roberta will be buried next to her beloved husband, Dwight, at Burge Cemetery following the service.  Memorials have been established for New London United Methodist Church and the Kaleb Ball Children’s Trust.  Online condolences may be left at