Rachael Ann “Pie” Ball, 33, of Canastota, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 18, 2017, at her family’s home in Canastota, after a brief illness.
She was born on February 22, 1984, in Oneida, the daughter of Gina Manning and Larry S. Ball. Rachael was a graduate of Canastota High School, Class of 2002. She went on to attended SUNY Alfred and Onondaga Community College.
Rachael was most recently employed by the ARC of Madison-Cortland as a caretaker in a group home in Canastota and worked for several years as a Home Health Aide in Syracuse.
Rachael loved animals. She was always drawn to helping and caring for any animal in need. Rachael had an infectious smile and a love for her family and friends.
Surviving besides her mother, Gina Manning and her partner and “Pops” as Rachael loving called him, Thomas Kaulback, of Canastota; are Rachael’s longtime partner, Joe Kaulback, of Canastota; Tom’s children, Tom Jr., William, Geoffrey, and Brittney; her maternal grandfather, Harry Manning, of Mooresville, NC; her aunts, Renee Manning, of Manlius, and Karen Ball and her companion, Christine Wooten, of Columbus, OH; two uncles, J. Martin “Marty” Ball, of Canastota, and Edward (Antonia) Kennedy, of Huntersville, NC; her father, Larry (Dorothy) Ball, of Canastota; a half-brother, Alexander Ball, of Canastota; a half-sister, Emily Ball, of Canastota; and many beloved cousins and dear friends. Rachael was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Frances “Quankie” Manning; and paternal grandparents, J. Homer and Dorothy Ball.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., where the Rev. James Harriff will officiate. Graveside services will take place on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Whitelaw Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call on Friday prior to the service from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida. Memorial contributions may be made in Rachael’s memory to Wanderer’s Rest Humane Society, Box 535, Canastota, NY, 13032.