Jean Mae Snyder Ballard, 81, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Wed E. Snyder and Joyce Benton Snyder.Mrs. Ballard was a member of Newnan Springs United Methodist Church. She retired in 1985, having worked as a Data Entry Operator at Data Logic, Inc., Combustion Engineering and Blue Cross-Blue Shield.She was preceded in death by her father and mother; two brothers, Nelson Snyder and Charles Snyder; three sisters, Dorothy Hamilton, Barbara Smith and Shirley Kilgore.Survived by loving husband of 62 years, Kenneth Ballard, of East Ridge; four daughters, Melissa L. Ballard Grant, of Ooltewah, Tenn., Karen E. Ballard Ford, of Hixson, Tenn., Susan C. Ballard Crabtree of Chattanooga and Barbara Jean Ballard Snodgrass, of Huntsville, Ala.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Jo Ann Harrigan of Wellington, Fla.; and wonderful care giver, Inez L. Kent.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.A Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home with Rev. John Mattox officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga (4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416) or Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Tennessee Chapter, Inc. (7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421).Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.