Bettye Kolar, 1940-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Bettye Kolar, 77, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Monday, January 29, 2018.

Bettye was born May 24, 1940, to Roscoe and Ruby (Bryan) Brown in McClarty, Alabama.

On May 27, 1961, she married John J. Kolar, who preceded her in death on October 25, 2017.  

Bettye graduated from Gadsden High School in 1958. She was a secretary in the engineering department at Allis-Chalmers for 13 years and an administrator for her husband’s appraisal service. She held a real estate license. She was a member of LaPorte First United Methodist Church and enjoyed her grandchildren, who were the love of her life.

Bettye is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Cochran of LaPorte, Indiana, and two grandsons, Jonah and Casey Cochran.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.  Reverend Evan Lash will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaPorte First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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One Response to “Bettye Kolar, 1940-2018”

  1. Amy (Avery) Huber

    Jan 31. 2018

    So sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Your parents have been great neighbors, all these years. Thinking of you and how hard to loose two parents so close together. *Hugs*

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