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Beaver Dam Baptist Church
Monday December 21st, 2015
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Beaver Dam Baptist Church
Monday December 21st, 2015
2:00pm - 2:00pm

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Betty Pall

Betty Pall (nee Kotai) 81, a life-long Lorain resident passed away Monday, March 9 after a lengthy illness.
Betty was born on May 19, 1933 to the late Steve and Helen (nee Lampert) Kotai. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1951. She married Richard Frank Pall in 1956. He passed away in 2010.
Her work history included stints at Nelson Stud Welding Company, Fruehauf Trailer and Cadillac Tank Plant doing clerical and office work.
After marriage, she focused on raising her four children, daughters: Shelley Pall Shepherd Klaner of Petaluma, Calif.; Susan Denley of Chesapeake, Virginia; Leslie O'Keefe of Lorain; and one son, Richard S. Pall of Vermilion.
Betty took great pride in raising her children and keeping a beautiful home and garden. She also enjoyed reading, gambling and shopping. She travelled extensively visiting Europe, especially Hungary, her heritage. She spent most winters in Marco Island, Fla. She was a wonderful cook, specializing in her Hungarian favorites such as stuffed cabbage.
She joined the Hungarian Reformed United Church of Christ when she was 13 and was a life-long member, not attending as often as she would have liked in later years due to failing health.
She was preceded in death by four sisters: Rosemary Bayan, Irene Hardik, Ethel Kotai, Ruth Kotai; and by two brothers, Joseph Kotai and Stephen Kotai.
Besides her children, she is survived by grandchildren: Jennifer Shepherd of Norwich, Conn.; Kara Smarsh of Columbus; Leah Smarsh of Lorain; Bethay Skvortsova of Washington DC; and Aubrey Pall Of Vermilion. She is also survived by son-in-laws Peter C. Klaner of Petaluma, Calif. and Captain Jim Denley of Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She had a special relationship with her niece Stephenie Green of Woodstock, Ohio.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain. A funeral service will be held Saturday at noon in the funeral home with Rev. Peter Toth, pastor of Hungarian Reformed Church of Christ, officiating. Burial at Ridge Hill Memorial Park and a luncheon to follow at Dovin Funeral Home.

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Stephenie Green - March 14, 2015 at 09:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sue, sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Wish I could make it up to Lorain to see you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda Pritts Callahan

Linda Callahan - March 14, 2015 at 01:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of Betty's passing. We were friends for several years before I moved and I enjoyed visiting at her home, sitting on the patio by the little pond. We had great fun and many laughs during a trip to Atlantic City one summer. I will cherish those memories. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Carole Janko - March 14, 2015 at 11:21 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Pall

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A candle was lit in memory of Betty Pall

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