Doris Ballah

Bethalto | Friday, December 9 2022 |

Doris Elaine Ballah, 90, of Carlyle, passed away on  December 9, 2022, at Villa Catherine Assisted Living in Carlye.

She was born on August 23, 1932, in Shattuc, IL, the daughter of Frantz and Grace(Ahlf) Muench.

Doris married Billy Ray on November 25, 1966, in Shattuc, IL and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1932.

She was a member of the Bethalto Church of God in Bethalto and retired from Alton Memorial Hospital where served the healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse. 

Doris enjoyed taking care of her family, crafting, knitting, cooking, and baking for family and friends.

She is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul & Kay Muench of Channahon and Raymond & Karen Muench of Shattuc, IL; two nieces, Laura & Joe Reinkensmeyer of Carlyle, and Pamela  Muench of Shorewood,  four nephews, Todd Muench of Hoffman,  Mike Muench of Joliet, Kevin Breithaupt of Marshfield, MO, Keith Breithaupt of Niangua, MO.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark W. Ballah, one sister, Betty Breithaupt, and a brother, Vernon Muench.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 16, 2022, from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital For Children. Online condolences can be given at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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