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Obits > 1984 Lois (Denison) Kolb

Submitted by Lynn Kolb

Date of Death: March 9, 1984

Unknown newspaper

MRS. LOIS M. KOLB, age 83, of 108 South Washington Street, Tampico, Ill., died early Friday morning, March 9, in Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown after an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with REV. BRAD WILSON, pastor of the Tampico United Methodist Church officiating with burial in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her memory.

She was born November 15, 1900 in Tampico, Ill., the daughter of LESLIE W. and MAUD DOW DENISON. She was united in marriage to HENRY J. KOLB on July 4, 1920 in Tampico by the late REV. HARRY BROWN.

Mrs. Kolb was a graduate of Brown’s Business College in Sterling in 1918 and worked as secretary for the Tampico Elevator for a short time and then worked as a secretary at Glenwood School for boys in Glenwood, Ill. prior to her marriage. She and her husband owned and published the Tampico Tornado [newspaper] from December 1, 1931 to December 1, 1966 until retirement.

She was a member of the Tampico United Methodist Church, the Tampico American Legion Auxillary American Post #574 and the Royal Neighbors of America.

She is survived by her husband HENRY J. KOLB of Prophetstown, 2 grandsons, 4 great granddaughters, and 2 great grandsons.

Mrs. Kolb was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, and one infant granddaughter.

Unknown newspaper – probably Daily Gazette, Sterling, IL

TAMPICO – MRS. HENRY (LOIS M.) KOLB, 83, of Tampico, died today at Prophets Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico, with REV. BRAD WILSON, of Tampico United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial is being established and donations may be left at the funeral home.

LOIS DENISON was born in Tampico where she married HENRY J. KOLB in July 1920. She was a member of the church; the American Legion Post 574, and Royal Neighbors of America. Mrs. Kolb and her husband owned and published the Tampico Tornado [newspaper] from Dec. 1 1931, to Dec. 1 1966.

Survivors include her widower; a son, JOHN L., Prophetstown; two grandson, and six great grandchildren.

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