Obituary of Etha Marie Ford
December 7, 2021, Etha Marie Ballard Ford, passed away at the age of 80 years old. Etha was born on May 31, 1941 in Louisville , KY. to J.T. and Virginia Francis Ballard. She grew up in Carrollton, KY. with her sister, Diana Ballard Romans before moving to Cincinnati, OH. where she raised her family. Etha worked at the Hamilton County Welfare Department for 32 years. She raised two loving daughters, Tammy Ford Maxwell and Sharon Ford Siple. Etha was so proud of her daughters, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. She was a BIG U.K. Basketball fan. Etha had an infectious smile, and was known for her quick wit, as well as a genuine, kind and generous spirit. Etha was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Ballard, and her mother, Virginia Francis Kyle Ballard, and her nephew, John Romans Jr. She is survived by her two children, Tammy Ford Maxwell, Sharon Ford Siple (Kevin), her sister Diana Romans (Johnny), her nephew Christian(Amy), and four grand children, Erin Hayhow (Ryan), Tim Ross (Loren), Ryan Siple (Paige), and Kelsey Siple(Tyler). Etha is also survived by her nine great grandchildren, Mya, Brooke, Logan, Cori, Claire, Maggie, Nico, Barrett, and Abigail A visitation and service will be held on Tuesday, December 14th, at Don Catchen’s Funeral Home in Erlanger Ky. at 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Flowers may be sent to Catchen Funeral Home, or donations can be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes
3525 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, Kentucky, United States