EVART — LaJoyce Betty-Jean Kallas, 85, of Evart, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home.

LaJoyce was born on March 20, 1930, to Nicholas and Winifred (Clark) Kallas.

She was predeceased by her parents; four brothers, Peter, Bill, Henry and Ephram; and two sisters, Lula Bissett and Donna Marrs.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Kallas, of Topanga, Calif.; one brother, James Kallas, of Evart; one good friend; and cousin, Violet Bissett.

LaJoyce worked and retired from Mercy Hospital in Muskegon after 18 years of service. She enjoyed gardening and was known as the Christmas lady in the Evart area.

Funeral services for LaJoyce Betty-Jean Kallas are at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, and at 1 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may directed to the wishes of the family.