Grace Ballreich 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, Jean Newland of Ney, 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, Genevieve Ballreich-Anderson; half siblings, Maurice Metcalfe, Art Metcalfe, Rex Metcalfe, Clarence Metcalf, Carl Metcalfe, Beryl Metcalfe and Helen Metcalfe.

A celebration of Grace's life will be held at 06199 Flickinger Road, Ney, Ohio, on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 6 p.m., with Jim McPeak officiating. Please come share your memories, and enjoy some of Grace's favorite desserts.

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

Online condolences can be given at

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