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Raylene M. (Ballard) Ballard (Mrs. Peter Grazer)

February 12, 1955 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 63)

Raylene M. Ballard (Mrs. Peter Grazer), 63, of Kutztown, passed away on Friday evening, November 30, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, PA.

Born February 12, 1955 in Mechanicsburg, PA, she was the daughter of Raymond C. Ballard and the late Janice M. (Givler) Ballard. She and her husband of 39 years, Peter P. Grazer, were married on November 17, 1979 in Allentown.

Raylene worked as a Senior Medical Technologist in the laboratory of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. She then was a Senior Project Officer for ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting. She was a member of several professional clinical organizations, the Kutztown Quilt Guild and the East Penn Chapter #336, Order of the Eastern Star, Kutzown.

Raylene graduated in 1973 from East Pennsboro High School, Enola, PA, and from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, in 1977. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Science and her Masters Degree in Clinical Management from West Chester University in 1997. Raylene loved sewing, baking, reading, camping and especially spoiling her niece, nephews, great niece and great nephews.

Raylene is survived by her husband, Peter, her father Raymond C. Ballard and his companion, Vangie Noll, Bethlehem, her four furry children, Baby, Tux, Midnight and Little Girl, her sisters, Charlann L. (Ballard) Warmkessel, wife of Terry L. Warmkessel, Kutztown and Monda L. (Ballard) Bilger, wife of Mark D. Bilger, Schnecksville, her niece, Janice L. (Bilger) Burdi, wife of Joseph R. Burdi, Easton, her nephews, Brock D. Bilger, husband of Krissy J. (Kingma) Bilger, Laureldale and Nick Quigley, her great niece, Brooklyn and her great nephews, Boone and Jace. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Donna M. (Grazer) Steinleitner, wife of David Steinleitner, Melbourne, FL and her brother-in-law, George J. Grazer, husband of Mary Ellen (Quigley) Grazer, Emmaus.

When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure…..

Funeral Services for Raylene will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, 14390 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, with Raylene’s cousin, Rev. John Trout, officiating. A viewing will be held Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Raylene’s memory to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or to the Humane Society of Lehigh County, 640 Dixon Street, Allentown, PA 18103.

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Raylene and her family. Online condolences may be offered at

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