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Emma Kolb

May 21, 1918 — November 20, 2016

Emma Kolb

Emma Kolb, Hays, age 98, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center.

She was born May 21, 1918, on the farm North of Ellis, Kansas, to Rev. Gottfried H. and Karolina Christina (Rottler) Kolb.

She was a retired school teacher. She started teaching in 1937 at Zion, Kansas in Rush County then was at Lincoln Elementary School in Hays for 33 years. After her retirement she was a volunteer for 22 years at Lincoln School helping the kids in math, reading and other studies. She was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and Fort Hays Teachers College.

Emma, received the Kansas Master Teachers Award and was inducted to the Kansas Teacher Hall of Fame. She was always quoted saying "Remember children are not your job, they are you privilege". She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, active in the Ladies Guild ,taught Bible study and Confirmation classes. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Carol Kolb, Waco, TX; and Goldie Kolb, Buhler, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Henry, Ernest, Bill, Gottfried Kolb; five sisters, Johanna Brauer, Ernestina Beyerlein, Lydia Griffith, Karoline Schwartz and Elizabeth Leonard.

Services are 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2000 Main Street, Hays, Kansas. Burial in Mount Allen Cemetery Hays, Kansas.

Visitation is from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial is suggested to the USD 489 Foundation for Education in care of Lincoln School. Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 is in charge of arrangements.











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Visitation Saturday

November 26, 2016

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Messiah Lutheran

2000 Main Street

Hays, ks 67601









Funeral Service Saturday

November 26, 2016

1:00 PM

Messiah Lutheran

2000 Main Street

Hays, ks 67601

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