Virginia C. Kolb, 85, Brookville

Virginia Clara Kolb, age 85, of Brookville, Indiana was called home to the Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at home in the presence of her family.

Born April 23, 1936 in New Trenton, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Rose Marie (Wehrle) Smith.  She attended the former Whitewater High School in Franklin County.  On April 23, 1953 she was united in marriage to Ed Kolb, and relocated to Brookville from Whitewater Township.  They enjoyed 68 years of partnership in marriage until her passing.

She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville.  In her leisure time she enjoyed watching television and listening to music at the Ox Barn in Metamora; gardening and flowers, playing Scrabble and 500 Rummy as well as spending time with her family.

Virginia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 50.  She never let the disease define her or allow her or allow it to control her attitude.  She never complained about the complications that the disease brought upon her, and had become one of the oldest living persons with the disease at the time of her passing.

In addition to Ed, her husband of over 68 years, survivors include four children, Dennis (Becky) Kolb of Brookville, Indiana, Donna (Tony) Talbert of Richmond, Indiana, Randy (Michelle) Kolb and Mark Kolb all of Brookville, Indiana; a sister, Ruth (Lendon) Sizemore; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.  Special thanks to her compassionate caregiver Vicky Greer and Hospice of Reid Hospital and Hospice of Margaret Mary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Pauletta Kuntz & Helen Hall, and brothers Anthony Smith & Bob Smith.

Family & friends may visit from 9 till 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.

Rev. Vincent P. Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michael’s Blvd., Brookville.  Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Reid Health Hospice or Hospice of Margaret Mary.

The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Kolb family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit


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