Ann Love Balch, age 78, of Jefferson City, TN, passed
away Mary 14, 2013, at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
She was a speech therapist with Newport Grammar School
for many years and a member of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City,
numerous bridge clubs, literary clubs, DAR, Sans Souci, and Les Amies.
She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and her flowers were
admired by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and
Gertrude Love, husbands Dr. Robert McMahan and Charles D. Balch, brother Robert
Love, and sisters Mary Jo Allen and Evelyn Starnes.
She is survived by her stepchildren Carolyn Berryhill and
husband Doug of Jefferson City; Thad Balch and wife Nancy of Parrottsville; and
Jane Burns and husband Paul of Knoxville; grandchildren Ellison Berryhill,
Nathan Balch, Dewayne Daniel, Brandi England, Taylor Mayfield, and Paul Burns;
great-grandchildren Kaley, Stephen, Keira, Mikaela, Tanner, and Sonora; nieces
and nephews Beth Delp, Ed Allen, Julia Pasillas, Rob Love, Nancy Owens, Steven
Starnes, and Sarah Dellinger; friend and landscaper Karol Hamilton.
A special "Thank you" to caregivers at Chandler
House, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and Physicians Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May
19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City with Rev. Doug
Wilder officiating. The receiving of friends will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. prior
to the services.
Family and friends will gather at 9:45 a.m. Monday
morning, May 20, 2013, at Union Cemetery in Newport for a 10:00 a.m. graveside
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United
Methodist Church, 2011 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760 or to The Pat
Summitt Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation, 625 Market Street, Suite 1400,
Knoxville, TN 37902.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City