Grace Newland


NEY -- Grace Ballreich Newland, 86, of Ney, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on October 6, 1926, to Jacob and Linda (Gillespie) Ballreich in Zanesville, Ohio. Grace was a sales clerk at various retail and insurance establishments.

She is survived by her beloved Labrador, Hannah; daughters, Rexanna (Richard) Sorg of Ney and Jean Newland of Ney, and Kay; sister-in-law, Thelma Ballreich of Defiance; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Kenneth Ballreich, Richard "Dick" Ballreich and Genevieve Ballreich-Anderson; half siblings, Maurice Metcalf, Art Metcalf, Rex Metcalf, Clarence Metcalf, Carl Metcalf, Beryl Metcalf and Helen Miller.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggest memorials be made to NW Ohio Hospice, Alzheimer's Association or the Defiance Senior Center. Online condolences can be given at

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