Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME


Elizabeth Koval

June 28, 1935August 25, 2019

DURHAM: Elizabeth J. Koval, 84, of Durham peacefully passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019 at her home in Durham with her loving family by her side. She was born in Trenton, NJ on June 28, 1935 a daughter of the late Carl and Eva (Webber) Krause. Shegrew up in the local area and attended Ewing High School. She married John "Jack" Koval on March 1, 1956 in New Jersey and the two of them started a family together. During that time Elizabeth dedicated herself to taking care of the wants and needs of her family at home. They moved to Maine in 1972. Elizabeth will always be remembered for her love of spending quality time with her family and friends, especially the little ones. Everyone called her "Gram" because of her love and generosity for children. She enjoyed many trips to Atlantic City with Jack and her sisters spending her children's inheritance. One of her most recent passions was sitting on her porch and soaking up the sun and relaxing with a glass of wine. She will be deeply missed by many. She is survived by her children; Lawrence Koval, Patricia Freeman and her husband Fred, Joan Koval, Debbie Koval and her boyfriend Zeke Harris, Donna Koval all of Durham along with her newly found daughter, Joan Shannon of Philadelphia, PA. She also leavesbehind her siblings, Diane, Doris and Carl as well as her grandchildren; Joseph Freeman, Amy Koval, Nicholas Freeman, Ashlea Koval, Thomas Freeman, Mackenzie Freeman and Gwennavere Koval; her great-grandchildren, Hannah, Maizy, Jack, Maddox, Ella, Bryleigh, Taylin, Cole, Natalea, Wyatt, Riley, Ryker and Finnegan along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2010, her son, John, her daughter, Barbara, her grandson, John, her siblings, Eva, Charlotte and Shirley. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with her family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of CHANS Hospice for the care and devotion they showed Elizabeth during her time with them. Visiting hours will be held at Crosman on Thursday August 29, 2019 from 4-7pm. A funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday August 30, 2019 at 11am followed by committal prayers at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. Those wishing, in lieuof flowers, please make a charitable contribution in Elizabeth's honor to the Maine Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2019


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Art Burhoe

August 29, 2019

AKA Aunt Betty thank you for so many great times , so many great meals you always made me and so many others feel at home. When you laughed it was from the heart, growing up in a small community where everyone is connected you will be missed by all. RIP

Bethany Hosmer

August 29, 2019

Mrs Koval has always been the sweetest lady I have ever known. I have LOVED her and her family for many years, they’ve always had a special place in my heart. So much Love came from her heart always thinking of others needs, How could you not Love her. My heart and Love goes out to Larry, Patty, Joan, Debbie and Donna you will be forever in my Heart. Your Mom was Beautiful in every way.

Joan Koval

August 28, 2019

Mom, as sad as I am to have lost you, I am so happy that you are know longer suffering. You get to be with Dad the love of your life, Mickey who left us 46 yrs ago, Barbara who will take care of you better than any one I know, and Johnny, who loved you dearly. Hug them all tight for me, I will love and miss you forever. We will be OK we have each other, you and dad taught us the meaning of FAMILY. Family is forever! Till we meet again, love you a bushel and a peck Joan

sue rivera

August 28, 2019

MacKenzie, I know this will be a great loss for you and I know how much you Loved Your Gram. God Bless your family.

Rachel Lacasse

August 26, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort for all of you!
Rachel & Mike Lacasse

Pam Lussier

August 26, 2019

You will be missed by so many.

Patricia Dewitt

August 26, 2019

Mom {Betty } Was one of the few who opened her home up to many over the years ,Loved by all who knew her. She was one of a kind.

Brenda Heath

August 26, 2019

Betty will be missed very much by all. We could not have been blessed with such great neighbors as Betty Jack and the Koval family. We all have such great memories to cherish and especially the never ending food enough yo feed an army. God bless and keep you Betty.