In Memory of



Obituary for Betty Volkmar

Betty Volkmar, 89, died peacefully on March 6, 2021 after a brief illness. Born and raised on the Southwest Side of Chicago, Betty was delighted to spend the last several decades living in Hyde Park, where she enjoyed the view of Lake Michigan every day. Betty graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Arts degree in English. She taught English for 31 years, the last 24 years at Evergreen Park High School.

Betty was preceded in death by the love of her life, Bernard Yuffy, a gifted pianist and a WWII veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and her best friend, colleague, and partner in crime, Barbara Olson. Also preceded in death by her parents, Edward J. and A. Leah Wolff Volkmar.

A gathering to honor Betty will be scheduled at a later date. Betty would have turned 90 on July 28, 2021. A luncheon in her memory on or near her birthday at the Greek Islands Restaurant, her favorite, is under consideration.

In lieu of flowers, donations to: PAWS of Tinley Park, 8301 W. 191st St., Tinley Park, IL 60487 would be greatly appreciated.

Please visit BETTY VOLKMAR BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or to share a photo memory, Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS- Chicago. Information 773-581-9000.