Ruth K. Kolb

Published 11:26 am Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ruth K. Kolb, 81, of Vicksburg, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at River Region Medical Center.

Mrs. Kolb was a registered nurse for 61 years, working for Mercy Hospital and the Corps of Engineers. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan Elizabeth Kolb Ditto of Vicksburg, Theresa Ann Williamson (Paul) of Sunset, La., and Karla Beth Harjes of Memphis; sons, Tony Kolb (Kathy) of Vicksburg and John F. Kolb (Donna) of North Augusta, S.C.; grandchildren, Tiffany Knight, Lindsey Fulton, Jennifer Harjes, Katherine Boone, Russ Williamson, Jessica Pennington, Karl Kolb, Philip Kolb, Ashley Ditto Matthews, Erica Ditto and Karlee Kolb; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas A. Keen and Don Keen; and seven sisters, Effie Enneper, Lou Alice Edner, Sue Evans, Kay Wallace, Dixie Behnke, Polly Moore and Joan Pauley.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Kolb Sr.; her parents, John Thomas and Linah Newsome Keen; two brothers, Henry and Jack Keen; and a sister, Eunice Keen Pitasi.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. P.J. Curley and Monsignor Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, with a Christian wake service at 7 at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Karl Kolb, Russ Williamson, Philip Kolb, Trey Fulton, Ricky Pennington, David Matthews, Chris Boone and Josh Warnock.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Harjes, Don Rathburn, Phil Jones, Bobby Amborn, Ricky Lowery, Billy Brown, Dr. Paul Pierce IV and cardiac unit nurses.

Memorials may be made to Hinds Community College Nursing Scholarship Foundation for Ruth K. Kolb, P.O. Box