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Betty Jane Kollar

May 30, 2014
The Leader Herald

Betty Jane Kollar, age 89, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown.

She was born on February 11, 1925, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late William E. Johnson Jr. and Helen Hinds Johnson.

Betty attended Gloversville schools and was a homemaker. She was a den mother of the local Cub Scouts and loved to knit and crochet.

She is survived by five sons, George N. (Barbara) Kollar, James (Linda) Kollar, Nicholas (Cindy) Kollar, Jeffrey (Amy) Kollar and Daniel Kollar, all of Johnstown; three daughters, Judy Smith of Kansas, Linda (Walt) Shufelt of Broadalbin and Amy Smith of Pennsylvania; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Kollar was predeceased by her husband, George Kollar, whom she married on October 30, 1945; and he passed in 1996; and also her three siblings.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 2, at Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.

Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

Contributions in Mrs. Kollar's memory may be made to the Wells Nursing Home, 201 W. Madison Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095, or Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.

The Kollar family would like to give special thanks to Penny and Lori at Wells Nursing Home and also to Judy Sinner for the compassion and care they provided to Betty.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown, New York.

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