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Susanne "Sue" (Ball) Sly

May 26, 1949 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 72)


Susanne “Sue” Sly, 72, of Eldora, Iowa, passed away in the early morning of Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Following Sue’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services held at this time. The family is planning on having a Celebration of Susanne’s life in the spring. Memorial contributions may be directed in Sue’s name to her family which will be later designated elsewhere. For further information or to leave an online condolence please visit 

Susanne Ball was born on May 26, 1949 in Eldora, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Betty (Lamasters) Ball. She was raised and educated in Hardin County where she graduated from Eldora High School. Susanne was part of the first graduating class of nurses from Ellsworth Community College where she obtained her RN degree. After her children were grown, Sue earned her Commercial Driver’s license.  This allowed her to travel over the road and see the beautiful scenery of other states. Sue was united in marriage to Johnny Sly in South Dakota. The couple later divorced but from this union they had two sons: John and Jason.

She was a very hardworking woman and dedicated her life to helping others. She worked at the Eldora Hospital back when it was running and would later work for many years as an RN at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center.

Not only did she spend her working years helping others she also opened her home to many kids that needed a place to stay. She had a heart of gold that she loved pouring into those who needed it. Sue was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora. She had a passion for cooking, her animals, gardening, fishing, hunting, and dedicating her life to serving others. Her main love was her family and all the time she got to spend teaching her boys the necessary skills to hunt and fish. Sue was a one of kind woman and will be dearly missed. 

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons: John (Mary) Sly and Jason (Amber) Sly; three stepchildren: Bonnie Sly, Mark (Stacey) Sly and Michell McCurdy; siblings: Glenn (Kathy) Ball Jr., Charles (Cathy) Ball and Kathleen (Roger) Struck as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friend, David.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Glenn and Betty Ball, sister: Patty and granddaughter: Kelsy McCurdy.

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