Hope S. (Urbanczyk) Ballard

Born: Fri., Mar. 12, 1943
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


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Hope S. Ballard, 74, of Shelbyville, IN passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis IN. with her family at her bedside.

Born March 12, 1943 in El Paso, TX, she was the daughter of Angel Sambrano and Maria Del Socorro (Rodriguez) Sambrano.

Hope married Michael Ballard on July 7, 1995 and he survives.

Hope is survived by her children, Maria S. Urbanczyk, Anthony E. (wife, Kim) Urbanczyk, Henry A. (fiancee, Sherri) Urbanczyk,   sisters, Nena, Virgie, and Sandy, brothers, Angel, Sam, George, Val, Oscar, and Chava, 17 grandchldren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Joe, and 1st husband, Henry Anthony Urbanczyk, and he passed way too young.

Hope was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxillary.  She loved cooking, singing, dancing, painting and playing bingo.

She was very active in the Hispanic community.  Hope was a volunteer at the free clinic and worked as an interpreter at Major Hospital.  Prior to that she was an over the road Semi Truck Driver, that she didn't go to school for until she was in her 50's.  She was a very brave lady.

She was the first one to have a mexican grocery store and Taqueria in Shelbyville.

Hope loved spending time with her family. Her granddaughter, Sarah, loved watching "old,old" movies and singing the oldies with her grandmother.  Her grandson, Michael, loved listening to her often told old stories. She was graced to have many other grandchildren spread out through the states.  Unfortunately she didn't get to spend as much  time with them or to even get to know some of them.

She will be missed very much by her family and friends.  She left us way too soon.

Services will be held back home with her family in El Paso,Texas.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Ballard family.

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Hurtado"s family
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Una Pionera y Lider en la Comunidad Hispana en Shelbyville. Una gran mujer Madre y Amiga. Nuestras mas Sinceras Condolencias a la falilia
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU HOPE

Scott Polston
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
Miss Hope was dearly loved by many in her community including the Polston Family. It was with pride, respect and Love that we knew her and she knew us. This was a relationship that spanned nearly 30 years. What a strong personalty Hope had, I was always happy that I was on her good side. I ask her once in her store how did she keep shoplifting under control, she lifted her machete from behind the counter and just smiled.

Hugs and Prayers to her Family
Shelbyville lost a Great Leader
Rest in Peace with the Lord

mary favors
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
really going to miss your smile and you dancing to La Bamba and just smiling on the dance floor I'm so glad we became friend I love and will miss you love and good by dear friend MARY FAVORS

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