Lorena Mae (Suschnick) Ball, 79, of Liberal, MO, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Via Christi Village at 10:10pm. She was born on the family farm west of Liberal on June 28, 1940. Lorena graduated from Liberal High School in 1958 where she was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She also graduated with honors from Pittsburg State University with a business degree. She was employed by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for over 30 years. She spent the latter part of her career in the International department where she enjoyed several overseas business trips. Family was number one to Lorena, always. She was completely devoted to her niece, nephew, their extended families, and to Bob and Sally. After retirement, she moved back to Liberal to be close to her family and built a new house on Maple Street.
In 2011, she married her high school sweetheart, Bob Ball. He survives of the home. She is survived by stepdaughters Julie Ball and Paula Wingo and families of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her brother Bob Suschnick and wife Sally, her nephew Todd Suschnick and wife Tonya, Caleb and Cody, and niece Lori Suschnick Bartlett and husband Brent, Mikayla and Chloe, all of Liberal.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Liberal and was baptized there on March 25, 1979 with her niece and nephew.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Liberal High School D.O.G.S.
A visitation will be held at the First Christian Church in Liberal, MO on Friday February 7, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am, followed by an 11 am service.
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