Betty Jo Kolls (nee Allen), aged 86, passed away peacefully August 23, 2021. She was at home with family by her side after a long-fought battle with cancer. She is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Robert Kolls and her granddaughter, Gloria Burzynski.
Betty grew up in Elgin, IL, where she met Robert. They were married in 1951 and celebrated 68 years of marriage before his passing. Betty and Robert had four children: Holly Burzynski (the late Dale), Regina Stoddard, Curtis Kolls (Laura) and Jeff Kolls (Pat). Betty is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Betty and Robert began their life together on Army bases in both Washington and California before moving to Lombard, IL where they lived for over 65 years. Together they built a bakery in downtown Lombard. Betty worked at department stores where she was able to incorporate her love for fashion and home decorating. Betty and Robert were long time members of Faith United Methodist Church.
Betty is remembered for the care she gave to others, for always having a smile on her face, her love of fashion, and her long time dedication with the Lombard Service League.
Lying-in-State on Saturday, August 28 from 9 AM until time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 at Faith United Methodist Church, 815 S. Finley Rd., Lombard. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Jo’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.
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American Cancer Society
1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace IL 60181