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Barbara Ann, age 75, of Clifton, formerly of Park Ridge, passed away after an unexpected illness, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father John Kolatac and her mother Bertha. She is survived by her husband Frank Koble. Frank and Barb celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2012. Barb was a loving mom to Kenneth (Karen) Koble of Germantown OH, Christopher Koble of Clifton and Robert (Erin) Koble of Washington Twp. She was a devoted grandma and dearly loved by her seven grandchildren: Michael, Katelyn, Karianne, Jacob, Jessica, Mitchel and Alyssa. She is also survived by her beloved brother Dr. John Kolatac of Little Falls.
Barb developed a close bond with her in-laws Eleanor, Steve, Liz and Bill. Together with Frank, they enjoyed many laughs and created fond memories. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, and her extended family and friends that reside in Ohio.
Barb worked for State Farm Insurance in Park Ridge and retired last October after 33 years of service. During her employment, she truly enjoyed the numerous clients she helped. She also formed many close personal relationships with her co-workers especially Art, Denise and Debbie. Barb had a special place in her heart for her dear friend Ruth Ann and her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 15th at 11 AM at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 231 Second St., Clifton 07011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.stjude.org in Barb's memory. Barb touched the lives of so many people. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 9, 2012