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Rita M. Kolb

June 30, 1957 — February 5, 2023


Rita M. Kolb, lifelong resident of Syracuse, passed away in her home with her family by her side on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the age of 65. Born in Goshen, IN on June 30, 1957, Rita was one of ten children of George and Mary (Graves) Thornburg.

In her younger years, Rita enjoyed sewing, and weaving lawn chairs. More recently, she found pleasure in spending time outside with her flowers and kayaking on the lake. Rita will be remembered as a quiet and independent woman who greatly loved her family and grand pups.

Rita is survived by her son, Lance (Whitney) Kolb; and siblings, Ronald (Judy) Thornburg, Stony (Sherill) Thornburg, Jerry (Gale) Thornburg, Jim Thornburg, JoAnne (Greg) Drake, and John Thornburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Faye Thornburg; and brothers, Joe Thornburg and Ed (Susie) Thornburg.

Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with Rita’s care. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:00am at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.  

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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