Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


Betty J. Fross

December 30, 1935May 15, 2020

Betty J. Fross, nee Rogers, age 84, reunited with her beloved husband Gerald “Red” Fross on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Loving mother to her sons, Michael (Gayle), James (Shayna); cherished Yiayia of Madeline, Brynna Riese Melcher, Hunter Riese; great Yiayia of Aubrie and Rowan Melcher; dear sister of the late Pete (late Ellen) Rogers, George (Pat) Rogers; fond aunt of many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Betty was born on December 30, 1935 to the late John and Mary Rogers and was raised in Highland, Indiana, attending Griffith High School.

Betty worked at Standard Oil until her sons were born, and then Community Hospital in Munster for many years where she made lifelong friends. She treasured time with her family, a nice Greek meal and watching Hallmark movie marathons. She baked the most delicious baklava, apple pie, chex mix (secret ingredient pecans) and anything with Jell-O. The family will miss her waiting for us in the garage whenever we would visit. We take comfort in the fact that she is now with Red on the back of his motorcycle. Betty will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Due to the current conditions of Covid-19, services and burial will be held privately by the family. Betty will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in Crown Point, Indiana. Please share your condolences and memories with the family on the website. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local police and fire departments which she always supported.


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Janet Gacsy

May 19, 2020

Dear Michael, Jim, and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss and you have my deepest Sympathy.
When I first met Betty while working with her at Community Hospital my first impression was "what a nice and happy Lady" she was. She always spoke of her husband which she missed dearly and brought tears to my eyes, her boys and how proud she was of them and how they grew up to be amazing men and their wonderful families. She shared stories of her life before them and I enjoyed every minute I ever spent with her. If it was just the two of us sharing a breakfast together or our "small lunch group" which met once a month for 16 years we enjoyed the visit.
I will truly miss our phone calls and visits, but will forever continue making the great recipes I collected from her over the years and be forever grateful that I had this " nice and happy lady" as my friend. How lucky I am to have known her.
Heaven shines brighter .
With love, Janet , Floyd and Audrey Gacsy

Jasmine Chambers

May 18, 2020

To Ms. Betty’s Sons & Family , my heartfelt Condolences to the entire family for this difficult time. Ms. Betty is a wonderful person & always has a smile in her face once you enter her room. I sure do Miss her. ❤️ JC


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