NAPOLEON — Rissie Sue Ballin, 56, Napoleon, Ohio, passed away July 5, 2019.

She was born on October 7, 1962, in Defiance, Ohio, to Paul Sr. and Myrtle (Brummitt) Hale. Sue enjoyed watching the butterflies and hummingbirds in her gardens as she tended them. She loved being outside, antiquing with her parents and often would help with the family farming. Sue had a huge heart for animals; her horses and dogs were as close to her as family. She was involved with the Animal Assistance League of Northwest Ohio and would volunteer her time at the humane society.

Sue is survived by her husband, John; children, Alanna (Shawn) Salisbury and Nicole (Gabe Goens) Ballin; grandchildren, Tyler Ritchey, Kiara Bingman, Reeanah Bingman, Justina Bingman, Jake Goens, Nicholas Salisbury and Keely Bingman; siblings, Paul Hale Jr. and Matthew (Sonya) Hale.

Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, today, July 9, 2019, from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Assistance League of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences and messages may be shared with the family at

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