Donnabelle Kolo, 90, of Nappanee, died at 10:30 pm, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Milford, where she had resided since 2013.
Donnabelle was born October 9, 1925 in Nappanee to Grover C. and Grace E. (Chivington) Huffman. She lived her lifetime in this area and was a 1943 graduate of Nappanee High School. On June 27, 1946, she married Paul M. Kolo in Elkhart. He preceded in death Jan. 10, 1985.
Kolo was a member of Nappanee United Methodist Church. She loved music and was a member of the church choir. Donnabelle’s first job was working for Arthur Miller at the Nappanee Lumber Yard. She then worked at the Heckaman Dairy, Nappanee and C. G. Conn in Elkhart. Her last job in Nappanee was working in the office of Christner Oil. She had also worked in several accounting firms, Floyd E. Johnson Accounting, Holdeman-Fullmer, Chiddister and Dennis Mishler Accounting.
Surviving are cousins and close friends, including her caregivers, Mike and Karen Tobias, Nappanee.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Rev. Jim Davidson will officiate and burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.
A favorite quote of Donnabelle’s was “Of all noises, I think music the least disagreeable.”
Memorial contributions may be given to Nappanee United Methodist Church.