Juanita M. Kolbaba, 89, Osage City: June 15, 1932 – Feb. 6, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Juanita M. Kolbaba, 89, Osage City: June 15, 1932 – Feb. 6, 2022

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Juanita M. Kolbaba, 89, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia, Kan. Juanita M. Hogan was born June 15, 1932, in Osage City, Kan., the daughter of Thomas Burton and Lillion (Bergstrom) Hogan.

She was joined in marriage to John Henry Kolbaba on Oct. 3, 1950, in Osage City. To this union, three children were born Debra, Kathy and Steven.

Juanita loved to travel and in her earlier years she would visit New York and Pennsylvania annually. She especially enjoyed traveling by train, enjoying the sights and scenery they provide. She enjoyed trips out of town and loved to be with family as they all experienced the world together. Family meant everything to her and she always wanted to know how her grandchildren were doing. Juanita loved animals, especially dogs, as she always had one by her side. Juanita retired from Hallmark Cards and spent her years after helping others anywhere she could. She worked for the school district and for COF Training Services, in Osage City. She was a kind soul that would love anyone in need.

She will be forever remembered by her two daughters, Debra (Vernon) Price, Emporia, and Kathy (Robert) Ayers, Osage City; a brother, Eddie (Nellie) Hogan, Topeka, Kan.; and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Henry Kolbaba; son, Steven R. Kolbaba; grandson, Hunter Ayers; and brothers, Russell and Thomas Hogan.

Cremation is planned and a memorial service is to be planned at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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