Betty Viola Colcord-Jewell, of Buchanan

Published 9:35 am Thursday, December 6, 2018

Betty Viola Colcord-Jewell, 78, of Buchanan, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles.

She was born April 5, 1940, in South Bend, to Ralph K. and Edith McHone. Betty attended and graduated from Niles High School.

Betty Viola Colcord-Jewell

On Dec. 18, 1959, she married Norman D. Colcord; later in life she married Jim Jewell, whom both preceded her in death.

Betty is survived by her children, Diana (Robin) Herwick, David (Janice) Colcord, Melody (Mark) Mercado; sister, Virginia (Herbert) Yost; brother, Ralph Jr. (June) McHone; grandchildren, Brianne (David), Justin (Stephanie), Anthony, Ronnie (Amanda), Annieta, Arielle, Blake, Sarah, Alannah; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph K. and Edith; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Betty will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Hoven Funeral Home Inc., Buchanan.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Online condolences may be made at