Mona Ball


Mona Quint Ball of Iowa City passed away peacefully with her husband and sister at her side at University of Iowa Hospitals on Wednesday, Aug. 29th.  Mona had a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia.  Her body was donated to The University of Iowa College of Medicine for scientific purposes.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2pm, Saturday, October 6th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, where the family will greet friends from 12 pm to 2 pm. In lieu of flowers the Mona Ball Memorial Fund has been established c/o Box167, Iowa City, Iowa 52244.

Mona’s family and friends will attend the 6pm Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Hills on Saturday, October 6th. A dinner will follow for family and friends.

Mona was born on July 13, 1949 in Independence, Iowa the daughter of Paul and Mary Ann (Connolly) Quint.  She graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1967 and the University of Northern Iowa in 1971 with a BA in Elementary Special Education. In 1972 she earned her MA in Special Education at UNI. She married Terrill “Terry” Ball of Fredericksburg, Iowa on August 25, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown.


Mona was a 40 year teacher primarily in the Iowa City Community School system as an elementary special education teacher and retired in 2012.

Mona was an active member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hills as organist/keyboardist. Mona’s favorite activities included: teaching, praying, walking and playing music. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family and close friends.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Ball of Iowa City; her mother, Mary Ann Quint of Ames; brother, David (Kathy) Quint of London, England and their children Jennifer (Tony), Angela (Peter), David (Emma) and Geoffrey (Laura); sister Angela (Jim) Nespor of Ames and their children Quinton and Monique; sister-in-law Catherine (John) Ries of Elma and their children Janae (Jim), Mark (Joanne), Deb and Kent (Natalie).

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Quint.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Terry! We were sorry to hear of Mona’s passing!
    We know you are doing as well as can be expected.
    Lots of Love from Bill and Nancy in Oregon

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