Lola Diane Kallas, age 86, of Lincolnshire, passed away November 29, 2020. Loving sister of Jeanne Carter. Beloved aunt of William Carter, Robert (Stephanie) Carter, Barbara (Carl Sr.) Amacker, and devoted great-aunt of Dr. Juliet Vivian Blakeslee-Carter (Michael Huang), Ava Blakeslee-Carter, and Christine, Carl Jr., and Annie Amacker. Loving companion to Lance, Spencer, Sebastian, and Delilah. Treasured daughter of the late Chris and Vivian Kallas. Cherished friend and relative to many.
Lola dedicated her life to her adoring family and pets.
Due to current healthcare restrictions, services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made, in Lola’s name, to Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church, 1207 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, www.ascensiongoc.com/giving/, or Orphans of the Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods (Deerfield), IL 60015, www.orphansofthestorm.org/donate
Online condolences may be made at www.jgadinamis.com. Arrangements by John G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd., 847-375-0095
I’ve known and worked with Lola for over 40 years. She was an ophthalmic technician who later became office manager of my ophthalmology practice. As a young woman, she trained as an operatic soprano but chose a career in medicine instead. She was intelligent, diligent, friendly, loyal and hard working. She was able to adapt to new technology when the computer age changed the way we managed the office, did billing and kept medical records. Lola always tackled tasks with enthusiasm and competence. She was a steadfast friend who helped me greatly over the years and will be missed.
I worked with Lola in Dr. Morris’s office from 2004 to 2007. She was a knowledgeable, self-confident, intelligent woman, always kind and attentive to me. She taught me a lot professionally. She was a well-educated person, read a lot, was interested in music and art.
Hearing her last name, at first I thought that she was a relative of Maria Callas. Later she said that unfortunately not, but she saw the great opera singer on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
My sincere condolences to her sister. I will remember Lola for life.