Clara Louise Ballard of Overland Park, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. She was 91.

Mrs. Ballard was born in Carthage, Mo., to E.M. and Clara D. Erdmann. She was raised in Quapaw and graduated from Quapaw High School in 1937. She also lived in Picher.

Survivors include her brother, Ernst Ernmann of New Braunfels, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Ballard; her parents; one sister, Freda Gardner, and two brothers, Otto and Paar Erdmann.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.