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Mary S. Ball Women's Army Corps WWII
Mary S. Ball Women's Army Corps WWII

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Mary S. Ball was born in New York in 1921. In Rye his family lived at 7 Hillcrest Rd and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Mary was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1938. He enlisted and served in the unknown branch during World War II.
Date of Birth: 1/4/1921
Died On: 3/8/2005 Last Residence: 05701 Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
Street Address: 7 Hillcrest Rd
Service Number: A-200895
Branch of Service: Women's Army Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: WACS-1

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Enlisted as Sergeant in Womens Army CorpsRye High School Graduate, class of 1938Mary S. Ball Review by Susan B. Miles on May 05, 2013 My aunt, Sophie Ball Shappy, was a high school classmate of my mothers, Audrey Cullen Ball . They graduated in 1938. In my mothers yearbook, my Aunt Sophie wrote to my mother, Dear Audrey, I hope that I am writing this to my future sister-in-law. Indeed she was; my mother married my father, my Aunt Sophies brother, Cornelius S. Ball on April 20, 1940. My Aunt Sophie was a bridesmaid. Aunt Sophie was a WAC and met my uncle Vincent Shappy, of Rutland, VT U. S. Army when they were stationed down South. They married in Rye in August of 1944. Aunt Sophie had a great sense of humor and had a wonderful attitude about life. She loved her husband, my Uncle Vinny Shappy who was co-owner of the Sweet Shop in Rye and was devoted to her four children, Terry, Susan, Joanne and Richard as well as to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aunt Sophie and Uncle Vinny moved back to Vermont in the late 1950s. Aunt Sophie was always content in Vermont. My mother died on January 21, 2005. Seven weeks later, Aunt Sophie died. The only thought that I had during that tough year of 2005 was that I like to think that they and the rest of the Ball family are in heaven enjoying each others company.

Mary S. Shappy Mary Sophia Sophie'' Shappy, 84, of Rutland, died Tuesday morning, March 8, 2005, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Rye, N.Y., january 4, 1921, the daughter of oseph and Teresa (Burns) Ball. She was a graduate of Rye High School in Rye, N.Y. Mrs. Shappy was a First Sergeant in the Women's Army Corp during World War II. She was married August 5, 1944, to Vincent A. Shappy of Rutland. Surviving are her husband of Rutland three daughters, Terry Shappy-Cherry and her husband Richard of Rutland, Susan Mason and her husband Ken of I.yndonville, Vt., and Joanne Blanchard of Rutland; one son, Richard W. Shappy and his wife, Rachel Plant, of New Haven, Vt.; one brother, Bernard J. Ball of Rye, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Cornelius Ball, Joseph Ball Jr., and Cornelius S. Ball; and by two sisters, Gertrude (Ball) Ward and Dora (Ball) Gilbert. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland. Officiating will be the Rev. Francis Prive, pastor. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse-Hospice, P.O. Box 787, Rutland VT 05702.

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