Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI


Betty Jane Kondis

March 18, 1924March 22, 2020

Betty Jane Kondis passed away March 22 at home in Rochester, Michigan. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Eugene (Pete) Kondis, daughter Karen Clemons (Mark) of Rochester Hills, MI, grandson Andrew Clemons (Emily Swanson) of Washington, sisters Gloria Hollis of Arizona and Lois Bryan of Virginia and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jean Tartler and Carl Wiltrout.

Betty was born in 1924 at her grandmother's home in Rockwood, PA, the first child on Claude and Louise Wiltrout. She grew up in Munhall, PA and married her high school sweetheart, Pete, in June 1944 just before he shipped out to England with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Later they moved to Detroit, MI to San Mateo, CA, to Napa, CA, and finally to Rochester in 1999.

Sha was an active volunteer for many organizations, several of which were associated with churches she attended. At the time of her death she had been a 20-year member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rochester. She was an avid reader, bridge player, and shopper-and she was always dressed with flair.

To know Betty was to love her. Her smile lit the room and she lived each day full of love for her family and friends and grateful for a long and happy life.

We celebrate her life today even as we grieve her loss. Due to the current national emergency, plans for a memorial service will be determined at a future date.

Memorial donations in Betty's honor can be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donors choice.


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Janet Ditmore

March 28, 2020

All of my memories of Aunt Betty are joyous ones and she was always with Pete. I only met Karen once when she and her family lived in Maryland and I visited once with Uncle Fitz, Aunt Madge and Aunt Betty (Furst) Kondis. But I met with Betty and Pete at family functions and when my sister, Dorothy , and I visited them in California. What a wonderful couple! I cannot tell you how much the entire family loved them! She will be missed and my heart goes out to Pete and Karen and family.
With love,
Janet Shiner Ditmore