Betty J. “Jean” (Chambly) King, 79 of LaPorte, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was born on August 30, 1943 in LaPorte, IN to the late Roy and Grace (Bihlmayer) Chambly. She graduated from Wanatah High School and was a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in LaPorte. While raising her family was her pride and joy, she was also a nurse’s aide and secretary for a time. Jean was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.
Jean is survived by her sons, William King Jr. and Richard “Rick” King; siblings: Grace Ruth (Michael) Hite, Sr., Mary D. Spoor, Helen Hendricks, Alice (Andrew) Wittenmeier, Donna Chambly, Donald (Karen) Chambly, and Crystal (Gary) Scarborough; grandchildren: Blaise and Jordan Fetters, Nicholas, Stephanie, Cheyanne, William III, and Kaleb King, Brandon Kubaszyk, and Brody and Bryce King; great-grandchildren: Lorraine, Kinleigh, Audrey, Romeo, Raelyn, Ariella, and Peyton; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Roy and Grace; brothers, Roy David and Raymond Lee Chambly; daughter, Mary Crayton; granddaughter, Nadegé Lovelace; niece, Heather Ashley Scarborough; brothers-in-law, Allan Hendricks and Sydney Spoor; and mother of Betty Jean’s grandsons, Brody and Bryce, Danielle Stevens.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 15496 S. 900 W., Wanatah with funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM, Rev. Joel S. Zipay officiating with burial to follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.


I worked with Jean for many years at Countryside Nursing home . I was her “boss” and worked along side of her as mostly her friend . We had many many laughs together. Sooo many great memories! I loved Jean’s amazing sense of humor! I remember her telling me about a kangaroo that jumped in front of her car when driving off Johnson Road! We laughed for a very long time on that one! She made coming to work so much fun! And we often spent time together on weekends and after work . I love you Betty Jean … rest in peace!!! My condolences to the family she left behind. -Becky (McVay) Dick

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