Betty Zuane Kalos
Wednesday 2nd of January 1935 - Wednesday 27th of November 2019
Highland Memorial Park Cemetery
551 Kentucky Rte 2275, Staffordsville, KY
Betty Zuane Kalos, 84, was born January 2, 1935 in Lily, Kentucky and was called home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from her home in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the daughter of the late William and Delia Mae Nolan.
She is survived by her husband Gus Kalos of Lexington, Kentucky, and her son Mitchell (Phyllis) Kalos of Charleston, West Virginia, Brad Kalos of South Orange, New Jersey, and daughter DeeDee (David) Ritchie of Salyersville, Kentucky. Betty is the beloved Yiayia of 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Betty received her Master’s in Education from Morehead State and pursued a career at the elementary level where she taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. Betty also taught at Prestonsburg Community Technical College. She loved and was loved by her students. Betty was a member of Anchor Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. While living in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Betty was a member of The First Baptist Church where she directed children’s choir, played the organ and piano, along with singing in the choir. Betty was a loving soul that also volunteered her time at Baptist Health. She brought light to all those around her and will be deeply missed, until we meet again.
There will be a funeral service for Betty on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00pm at Milward-Man O’ War, (1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, Kentucky 40515). Dr. Carl Peters will officiate. Visitation will begin at 3:00pm.
A Graveside service will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville, Kentucky.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anchor Baptist Church General Fund or to Alzheimer's Research at 1-800-272-3900.
Gus and family, I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was such a lovely person — kind and gracious. I have fond memories of church choir trips and of being neighbors a lifetime ago. I hope your many memories bring you great comfort in the months ahead.
Sorry about passage of mrs kalos prayers be with family
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mitchell’s mom. My prayers are with the family during this time. Love in Christ Donna
Mrs. Kalos was also my first grade teacher at WR Castle Elementary in 1976-77. Although I have had many great teachers throughout my schooling, she was the very best of them all. I credit her for giving me the best possible start to my education back in first grade. She was a very special person.
Keith, Mitsuko, Kathleen & Kara Shannonsays
The Kalos family has meant so much to the Shannon family over the years, and we are so saddened to hear of Betty's passing. We adored Betty. Although we will miss her, her loving personality, her wit, her amazing musical talents, and her beautiful spirit will be in our minds and hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kalos family.
Betty, Gary and I will really miss you along with our church family of Anchor Baptist Church. You were such an inspiration to all who knew you. Gus our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.