OBITUARY

Betty B Kolen

January 11, 1928June 1, 2018
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KOLEN, Betty Brock (Barkley), age 90, of Millbrook, Alabama, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. Betty was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 11, 1928. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Myrtle Brock, brothers Dan Brock and Peter Brock, and her sister, Irene Brock Sanford Judd. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James A. Barkley, who was the father of her children, but the marriage ended in divorce. Betty later married Robert (Bob) Kolen, and he preceded her in death, also.

Betty was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. Her career was centered on food services, including being assistant manager of the cafeteria at Bellingrath School, assistant manager of the Blue Moon Café, and as Director of Food Services at the former Union Bank. She also enjoyed catering for private events for many years.

Betty loved her church family at Coosada Baptist and enjoyed many trips and activities with her senior group. She loved music, dancing, and was always the life of every party, but delighted most in the company of her children, grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Betty will be deeply missed by her family. Her memory will be cherished by her children: son, Bobby Barkley, and his wife, Gail; daughter, Barbara Kelley, and her husband, Danny; son, Bill Barkley; and son, Brock Barkley, and his wife, Kay; and by her grandchildren: Lauren, Shayne and Bo Barkley; Chris, Amy and Andy Hardeman; Destin and Billy Barkley; and Christian, Joe and Jamie Barkley. Also left to cherish her memory are her great-grandchildren; Blaise Barkley, Taylor Barkley, Bella Barkley and Miller Hardeman.`

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 9:00 AM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.WhiteChapel-GreenwoodFH.com for the Kolen family.

  • FAMILY

  • Bobby Barkley, Son
  • Gail Barkley, Daughter-in-law
  • Barbara Kelley, Daughter
  • Danny Kelley, Son-in-law
  • Billy Barkley, Son
  • Brock Barkley, Son
  • Kay Adair Barkley, Daughter-in-law
  • Lauren Barkley, Grandchild
  • Shayne Barkley, Grandchild
  • Bo Barkley, Grandchild
  • Chris Hardeman, Grandchild
  • Amy Hardeman, Grandchild
  • Andy Hardeman, Grandchild
  • Destin Barkley, Grandchild
  • Billy Barkley, Grandchild
  • Christian Barkley, Grandchild
  • Joe Barkley, Grandchild
  • Jamie Barkley, Grandchild
  • Blaise Barkley, Great Grandchild
  • Taylor Barkley, Great Grandchild
  • Bella Barkley, Great Grandchild
  • Miller Hardeman, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christian Barkley
  • Jamie Barkley
  • Butch Brock
  • Davis Brock
  • Billy Sanford
  • Charles Sanford

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, June 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Betty B Kolen

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