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Irma Lynn Balach
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Obituary for Irma Lynn Balach

DANA- Irma Lynn Hurst Balach, 81, of Dana, Indiana went home June 4, 2018.

She was born October 11, 1936 in Dana to Ransom V. and Vica Lucile Nichols Hurst.

She was a 1954 graduate of Dana High School, worked in the accounts and bookkeeping departments after graduation at Shell Oil Company in Indianapolis, Paige Aircraft at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and DX Sunray in Terre Haute. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Dana where she held several offices over the years, a retired charter member of the Dana Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, Girl Scout Leader-Brownie and Jr. Scouts for many years, also served with the Dana Alumni Association.

She was devoted to her family, kids and grandkids. She loved her flower gardens and helping others in need.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Mele Balach whom she married July 20, 1956 and died October 1, 2007, sisters, Suzanne Fortner and Celia Wickens, a niece Brenda Sue Dowell, brother-in-law, Morris Wickens, Steve Balach, Ernie Gillio, Alonzo Balach, Hugh Leonard Fortner and a sister-in-law, Rose Balach.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Hale and her husband Greg of California; three grandchildren, Aaron (Briana), Brandon and Chelsea; one great-grandchild, Ayden James; sister, Judy Wimsett (Phil); sisters-in-law, Hazel Balach, Dorothy Gillio; nieces nephews and a cousin Sheila Zwickey.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday June 9, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple Street, Dana, with Pastor Marc Loveland officiating. Burial will follow at Bono Cemetery, Dana. Visitation is 5-8 pm Friday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Dana First Baptist Church in her memory.

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225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847





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Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847


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