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Carol Jean (Lobb) Kiolbasa


Nov. 11, 1947 - Jan. 9, 2021

Clay Center resident Carol Jean Kiolbasa, 73, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, NE with Pastor Ethan Feistner officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, From 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

It is suggested that masks be worn by those in attendance. Social distancing and current Covid-19 DHM’s will be followed at both the visitation and funeral.

Services will be live-streamed from the Heartland Shared Ministries YouTube page. https://youtu.be/K6-O5uAreqI

Carol Jean (Lobb) Kiolbasa was born November 11, 1947, in Omaha, NE. She came to live with Harvey and Pearl (Boyd) Lobb at the age of 4 months old. Carol grew up in Clay Center, NE and received her education at District #44 Country School until the 8th grade. She later attended Clay Center High School graduating with the class of 1965. After high school, she furthered her education at LSC Business School in Lincoln, NE. She began her employment at Commercial State Bank in Clay Center, NE in 1966 working there for 14 years. She met Jim Kiolbasa of Grant, NE in 1979, and they were united in marriage on January 7, 1981. To this union, two children were born: Michael and Barbie.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, NE, where she was active playing the organ and piano for many years.

She is survived by her son, Mike and wife Carmen of Lincoln, NE; daughter, Barbie and husband Jesse Barto of Hastings, NE; grandson, Harvey James Barto of Hastings, NE; mother-in-law, Sally Kiolbasa of Grant, NE; sister-in-law, Nancy Sapp of Harvard, NE; brother-in-law, Bob and wife Brenda Kiolbasa of Grant, NE and numerous nieces and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, Harvey and Pearl; her grandparents; father-in-law and sister-in-law.

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Jan. 18, 2021
John & Carrie Boyd
2nd cousin
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Mike and Barbi,
We are so sorry to hear about your mother, We had so much fun with her at family reunions over the years. Her smile and friendship will be greatly missed! I know we only have met you once at Barbie’s wedding, hope to see you at more reunions!
John & Carrie Boyd
Stilwell, KS

Jan. 14, 2021
Carol Hankey
CCHS classmate
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Carol was a bright light in her family and community; a life well-lived.
My heartfelt condolences.

Jan. 14, 2021
David and Linda Walker
Friends
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Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Mike and Barbie and families. Carol was a wonderful friend and so much fun to be around. Her laugh was contagious and she will be missed by so many people. She had a heart of gold. You have the love of family and friends and most important - Jesus. He is pulling us into His arms, filling us with strength, inviting us to look beyond what we are feeling and recognize who Hs is. He is the lifter of our heads. His love will lift us up. And that is where the joy comes in.

Jan. 13, 2021
Ben Northrop
friend
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I always enjoyed my friendship with the Kiolbasa family. Carol was always very kind to me and I appreciate that. My heart goes out to Mike, Barbie, and families as they endure this difficult time. I am thinking of you all.

Jan. 13, 2021
Ray and Nina Harms
cousins
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Sincere condolences to Mike And Barbie. I've often said Carol was like the sister that I never had. She was always willing to help in any way she could and was so fun to play games with at family celebrations. Her and Jim were always ready to help and gave their time and talents freely. She will be surely missed by all who knew her.

Jan. 12, 2021
Dacia Harms
Cousin
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I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Carol Jean was a beautiful soul and brought joy to everyone who knew her. She was so much fun to play games with. I'll miss hearing her yell "Farkle!" so loud the neighbors could hear it & her teasing as she was playfully cheating at cards. She will be sorely missed by all of us but most especially by Mike & Barbie's families. I love you

Jan. 12, 2021
Nema Koohmaraie
Friend
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Carol was one of the sweetest and kindest persons I have ever known. It pains me to know I will never hear her contagious laugh again. Barbie was my best friend from high school/Clay Center and Carol was like a second mother to me. Whether it was a simple hello while Barbie and I were jumping on their trampoline or the friendly banter during our many late nights playing Phase 10 with Barbie, Carol and Lou Bedlan, she always knew how to put a smile on your face.

My thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with Mike, Barbie and their entire family during this difficult time. With Love.

Jan. 12, 2021
Ron and Donna Harms
Cousins and Friends
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Dear Mike and Barbie and Families,
Our words can't mend your heartache but we care and share your loss. We wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and the embrace of friends.
Love to you all.

Jan. 12, 2021
Lois Northrop
friend
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I am sending my condolences to her family. We will all miss such a kind and thoughtful friend.

Jan. 12, 2021
Jamie and Alycia Watts and Family
Friend
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Thoughts and prayers with Mike, and Barb and there families. Thoughts and prayers!

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