Dolores M. Kost, 86

Dolores M. Kost, 86, passed away in the afternoon hours of Sunday, July 4th, 2021 in New Albany, Indiana. She was born on September 16th, 1934 in Ramsey, Indiana to the late Mr. John Ray Hardman and Viola Sirene Howerton Hardman. Dolores was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and attended the First Baptist Church in New Albany. For many years, she worked in marketing for Thomas Industries, a lighting fixture company in Louisville, KY., but some would argue that her true vocation was shopping.

Dolores was a style icon. She followed all the trends and always had a pair of shoes for the occasion. A firecracker to say the least, she kept folks laughing and entertained, even having her doctors in stitches. Dolores would say what she meant and had several colorful turns of phrase to do so.

She loved holidays and decorations, was at her best when she was hosting a party like one of her legendary Kentucky Derby Parties, loved to travel, camp, and was the type that could just pick up and go on an adventure on a whim. She also fiercely loved her family, took wonderful care of them, and instilled in them her own hard work ethic. Dolores was a dynamic character that did things her way to the very last.

Dolores is preceded in death by; father, John Ray Hardman; mother, Viola Sirene Howerton Hardman; her first born son, Steve Ferber that died in infancy; second husband, Larry Patterson, and third husband, Robert Kost.

Left to remember her spirit; son, Walt R. Ferber (Melanie); niece, Renee Patterson (Don); step – son, Roger Kost (Theresa); step – daughters, Angie Lewis (Roland), and Pam Rogers; sister, Cathleen Franklin; grandchildren, Jonathon Ferber (Cari), and Nathan Blessinger (Emily); step - grandchildren, Josh Kost (Laurie), Dustin Kost, and Amanda Johnson (Jeff); step- great grandchildren, Mackenzie Kost, Riley Kost, and Lydia Johnson.

Visitation will be held at the Market Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes on Friday, July 9th from 3pm – 8pm, and also on Saturday July 10th from 10am – 11am with the funeral service to start at 11am. Burial will follow with a graveside service at the Woods Chapel Cemetery located in Ramsey, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy may be made through donations to the First Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her honor.




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