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Celebrating the life of

Lorna Kolasheski

Passed away on December 06, 2023

Lorna Kolasheski

On December 6, 2023, Lorna Kolasheski, a superb mother of two children and distinguished Busia to 5 grandchildren, passed away at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by Richard Kolasheski, her devoted husband of nearly 60 years, who passed away in September 2021.

Lorna was born on March 10, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Doris Teany. She had one brother, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Gene Teany who survives her. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in Alabama and earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia. 

Lorna spent over 35 years as a teacher while being stationed around the world with Richard, who retired after 25 years as an Army Officer. As an Army wife she moved many times while balancing her career and raising two incredible children. She and Richard retired to Tellico Village in Loudon, Tennessee where they lived for nearly 20 years.

Lorna was best known as a faithful friend, wife, and mother. In her family, she was famous for her insightful observations, persistence, and candor. Never one to shy away from sharing her opinion, Lorna could always be counted on to provide much needed advice, regardless of topic. She was a treasure to all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Lorna loved animals, playing card games, shopping, watching football, and being with family. She earned several recognitions as a teacher and was universally respected by her students and their parents. Some of the many organizations she participated in were the Lions Club, Red Hat Society, and the United Way.

She is survived by her two dedicated children and their spouses, Lieutenant General John Kolasheski and wife Buffy, Kathryn Kolasheski Norrie and her husband Major General Chris Norrie. As well as her five cherished grandchildren, Kelli Kolasheski Weiss, Emily Kolasheski, Bryn Norrie, Krissy Kolasheski, and Tyler Norrie.

In lieu of flowers she asked that donations be sent to Hospice Savannah.

As per her request, no services are planned. She will be placed in the Tellico Community Church Columbarium with her husband.



Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel