Ireland, Mary Ruth 69, returned to her Heavenly Father, August 31, 2014. Mary Ruth had been a faithful member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Elizabeth Ballman. Mary Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Kevin Ireland Sr. (Susan) and Kelley Evans, grandchildren Kevin Jr., Samantha, Morgan and Maegan Ireland, great grandchildren Chance and Madison and siblings Jack Ballman (Linda), Debbie Ashton and Jimmy Ballman (Sheila). She is also survived by her darling granddogs Tuffy and Tia. A funeral mass will be Thursday at 10am at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church with burial to follow at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home Wednesday from 4-8pm. Please leave your condolences for the family at www.fairdale-mcdanielfuneral.com.