Stephen “Bubba” Kolb

February 24, 1949 - April 10, 2013

Stephen "Bubba" Kolb, age 64, of Kirksville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home. Steve was born February 24, 1949, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of James F. and Elizabeth Ann Schell Kolb. He was united in marriage to Glenda Marie Rackers on June 6, 1970, in Jefferson City, Mo. Steve was raised in Jefferson City, Mo., where he attended St. Peter's grade school and Helias High School. After his graduation from high school he attended Northeast Missouri State College, now Truman State University. After graduation from college Steve owned and operated NEMO Drive-In in Kirksville, Mo. In 1973, he became the concessionaire at Thousand Hills State Park and held that position for 40 years. His son, Jeremy, and wife, Glenda, will continue his legacy at Thousand Hills State Park. Steve was a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Phi Sigma Epsilon, Kirksville Chamber of Commerce, Kirksville Parks and Recreation Committee, Planning Committee for F.L.A.T.S., past member of the Bi-Centennial Committee and Kirksville Jaycee's. Steve very much enjoyed his family and spending time with them. He was an avid Monday night card player, enjoyed four wheeling, boating and life at the lake. Steve enjoyed people and never met a stranger. Steve is survived by his wife Glenda of the home; one son, Jeremy James Kolb and wife Robin of Kirksville; one daughter, Penny Kolb of the home; one brother, James Robert Kolb and wife Judy of Jefferson City, Mo.; two sisters, Sandra Louise Polster of O'Fallon, Mo., Schelly Ann Smith and husband Al of Jefferson City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 Shepherd Ave. E, Kirksville, Mo. 63501. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home with Father Chris Cordes officiating. Special tributes will be given by Janice Legg and Dr. Jack Magruder. Music will be provided by Dianthe Cable organist. Graveside services will be in the Park View Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bobby Theobald, Kenny Coy, Christopher Kolb, Alec Shenberg, Nathan Delano, Brent Steacy, Roger Moore and Gary Shenberg. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Fred Tinning, Charles Giovannini, Freddie Baily, Lee Moots, Harvey Young, Stoney Matteson, Herb Sanker, Gary McCuskey and Tony Hamlin. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501. The family requests that any donations be made to: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, or the Alzheimer's Association. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

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