Betty "Betsy" Louise (Burger) Kloer

September 12, 1930June 15, 2021

Age 90, passed away on June 15, 2021, at Heritage Hospice in Marietta, Georgia. She lived most of her life in Indianapolis, Indiana, but when her health declined in her final days, her family brought her to metro Atlanta so she could be with family.

Betsy was born in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of Robert and Ora Mae (Lamb) Burger, in 1930. Betsy attended Wiley High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, class of 1948, where she was a member of the queen’s homecoming court, president of Y-Teens, and enjoyed what she liked to call one of several happy periods of her life.

She attended Indiana State University, and was a member of Kappa Kappa sorority. She married Baldwin Kloer in 1950, and they moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1952-1956. She lived in Hawaii for four years, as well as in London, England, for three years, and always enjoyed coming home to be a Hoosier.

Betsy raised her family in Indianapolis, did political work for the Republican party at the federal, state and local level, and was a member of the philanthropic organization Beta Alpha Latreian, serving as president of the local chapter. But she always put her family first and was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.

She retired from Dow Chemical as an international customer service representative in 1995.

Betsy enjoyed all kinds of games, with a life-long attachment to bridge, euchre and cutthroat family charades. She enjoyed entertaining, traveling, doting on her grandchildren, and planning and executing large family reunions. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Survivors include son Philip and daughter-in-law Heather (Windsor) Kloer; son Brian and daughter-in-law Lauretta (Schuster) Kloer; daughter Paula Kloer Evans and son-in-law David Evans; grandchildren Emily Kloer, Amanda Kloer, Nathan Kloer, Samantha Evans and Alexandra Evans; great-granddaughters Alice Kloer,

Joyce Kloer, Lyra Kloer Boddie and Margot Kloer Boddie; brother Robert Burger Jr. and sister-in-law Jeannie (Boyle) Burger.

She wished for a special mention to be made of Richard Cook, who reconnected with her 60 years after they were in high school together, and with whom she enjoyed a brief but special relationship late in life.

In her final four years, she was blessed with the loving caregiving and companionship of Christy Solomon, who enabled her to live independently as she so fervently wished. Betsy was extremely grateful to her, as is the family.

Betsy will be interred at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, Georgia, in a private family ceremony.

All who knew Betsy are invited to attend a celebration of her life in Indianapolis at a date and location to be announced later.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Betty "Betsy" Louise (Burger) Kloer

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Stan Stewart

June 26, 2021

I met Betsy while working at DowBrands and from that moment we were friends. We’d always find an excuse go out to eat a steak or seafood dinner.
We went to NewYork to see The Lion King snd had a great time in the Big Apple. On the flight home, we got the giggles — I thought for sure the steward was going to separate us. To this day I think of that trip.
For many years I’d call Betsy at 7pm to watch and play Wheel of Fortune together on the phone.
I shall never forget ‘Betty Lou’ and will always be thankful for the laughs and fun times we shared.
Rest now in peace…. Stan

Mary Ann Frank

June 22, 2021

Your mother/grandmother was a good friend to my mother - Mary Frances (Kearns) Lucarelli since high school. They traveled with the high school bunch in later years on many trips and my mother enjoyed her visits with "Betty Lou" in recent years in Indianapolis. Condolences to all of your family.

charlotte hacker

June 22, 2021

I worked with Betsy at A & P regional office she was a very dear friend . We did a lot of special things together. she will dearly be missed🙏

Caroline Cook-Scharffer

June 19, 2021

What a spitfire Betsy was - there was a lot of energy fit into that pint sized package. I was always greeted with warmth and felt that she had something up her sleeve to surprise me with.

My Dad and Betsy met in high school and after my Mother passed away they were sweethearts - they acted just like teenagers again and it made the final years for my Father absolutely golden.

Behind those twinkling eyes was the soul of a marvelous woman with a heart of gold and sharp sense of humor that always had me roaring with laughter. Thank you Betty Lou for bringing joy back into all of our lives. You are truly missed.