HIAWATHA — Peggy M. Kolb, 66, of Hiawatha died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1944, at Parsons one of six children born to Eldred and Elsie Ginn Phillips. She grew up in the Parsons area and later graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont with the Class of 1961. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., and worked for insurance companies.
She married Louie Cobb. They later divorced. She returned to Parsons in 1967 and she worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant prior to working for Baumgardner and Seaton Insurance and Real Estate. She also drove a school bus for Meadow View Grade School for eight years. She married Leon C. “Pete” Kolb on April 8, 1977, at Parsons. They moved to Hiawatha in August 2005, where she sold real estate for Heartland Realty before retiring Dec. 31, 2010. She sold real estate in Parsons and Hiawatha for more than 25 years.
She was a member of Pleasant Hill Church near Parsons prior to transferring her membership to the Christian Center in Hiawatha. She was also a member of Kiwanis, Tri County Insurance Women, Kansas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Labette Board of Realtors and Meals on Wheels Board of Directors. She loved her family, enjoyed reading, quilting and fishing.
Survivors include two children Troy (Robyn) Kolb of rural Hiawatha, Tammy (Dan) Burmeister of Lake Orion, Mich.; stepchildren, Patricia Hatch of Phoenix, Jennifer (Wes) Eads of Chandler, Ariz., Merrilee (Len) Jefinski of Phoenix, Margaret (Brian) Robins of Bemidji, Minn., Barbara Kolb, Don (Barbara) Kolb, Jon Kolb, all of Phoenix; many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Shanholtzer of McCune and Lois Tredway of Parsons; two brothers, Robert Phillips of Oakley and Tom Phillips of Harrisonville, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepson, Lee “Buck” Kolb; and a brother, Bill Phillips.
A celebration of life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christian Center in Hiawatha. Tony French will officiate. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Parsons.
Friends may call at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 that evening. A Monday evening family visitation is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Center of Hiawatha; Missy Newell Memorial Fund; or Pleasant Hill Church near Parsons and may be sent in care of the funeral home of Hiawatha or Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
Online condolences may be left at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.