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Michelle M. Balding

Michelle Marie Balding, 54, of Oakley, died in her home on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, with her family by her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial service and visitation celebrating her life will be at Heartland Community Church, 3253 N. Brush College Road, Decatur, on Thursday, August 13,
2015. Visitation from at 4:00 pm. to 6:00 pm. Service begins at 6:00 pm. with Pastor Joe Bowman officiating. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in
charge of the arrangements.

Michelle was born in October of 1960 in Decatur the daughter of Hershel and Mary  Brooks. She attended Richland Community College and worked in
medical records at St. Mary’s Hospital. She and her longtime companion of 19 years, Shane G. Balding were married in July of 2008.

Surviving are her husband, Shane,  daughters, Cassie Dains, Ricki Brooks and Amber (Pete) Rentmeister, grandchildren, Tyler Rentmeister, Olivia
Rentmeister, Hayden Davis, Emma Butler, Bailey Walter and Bella Walter, parents, Hershel and Mary Brooks, sister, Tammy Fisher, nephew, Tom Fisher,
niece, Brandy Fisher, uncle Ken Brooks, aunts, Diane Brooks, Marilyn Brooks, cousins, Charles “Chuck” Brooks, Adam Brooks, Larry (Carmen) Brooks.

She was preceded by her uncles, Charles Brooks Sr., Ivan Brooks, Larry Brooks Sr., and aunt, Darlene Alsup.       

Michelle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Her smiles, hugs and caring heart will be deeply missed.

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