Marvena Joan (Lesley) Kolb, 77, Lincoln, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 from a two month battle with a very rare and very aggressive small cell cancer.
She was born November 7, 1935 to John and Mattie (Faler) Lesley.
She grew up in Nebraska City and attended Nebraska City Public School. After graduation from NCHS in 1953, she went to work at Mutual Of Omaha. She lived in Omaha for several years.
She had many different jobs through the years including a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service where she was at the time of her retirement.
After retiring she cared for many children both in a day care and babysitting in their homes. She loved and enjoyed them so much as they loved and enjoyed her and even now that they are grown.
Her greatest love was her family. She would have two large Christmas gatherings for both sides of the family.
She was a lady of many talents. She was an awesome cook and baker. She made beautiful homemade crafts (that she would pass out to all the family members at their Christmas get togethers). There were over fifty of these at least. She would work on them all year.
She loved to read, sing and yodel, country music, going to movies and she did a lot of crocheting.
She spent her entire life caring and giving to others.
Always there when someone was sick or in need. Never wanting or taking any credit for all of her good deeds.
She is survived by husband Arthur Kolb, sons and daughter-in-law Charles Schomaker; Portland, Ore., and Ray (Dawn ) Schomaker, Waverly; grandchildren Acea and Halie, Waverly; step children Kirwin Kolb, Randy (Debbie) Kolb, Shawn (Tacia) Kolb, Kifny (Jerry) Bogatz, Kelli Kolb; step son-in-law Vince Mahoney; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Donetta Weible, Doreen Hume, Nebraska City, and Patsy (Larry) DeFreece, Auburn; brother Lennie (Dianne) Lahman, Lincoln; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cheryl Holliway, step daughter Kimberly Mahoney, sister Imogene Weik, brother-in-law Eugene Weible, nephew Tom Hume, and niece Connie Eacret.
Memorial services were held Sept. 5 at the United Methodist Church, Waverly.
Inumment services will be in Lincoln Memorial Park at a later date.