Dorothy Elizabeth Kolb

October 31, 1938, July 22, 2018

Dorothy Kolb

Dorothy Elizabeth “Granny” Kolb, 79, of Winnie, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 22, 2018.  

She was born on October 31, 1938, in Hull, TX, to parents Carl and Lorell Sullivan. She attended Hull Daisetta ISD and graduated in 1957. After graduating, she married Bobby Kolb and settled in her new home in Winnie, TX. She spent her life loving and taking care of him, her children and grandchildren.  She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Hamshire.

She loved talking with friends and family on the phone or in person with a cup of coffee and cake at a dining table. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, cooking and lending a hand or visiting with friends at the flower shop.  

Survivors include her son, Milton Kolb and his wife, Karen, of Tiki Island; daughter, Glenda Kolb of Winnie; grandchildren, Laura Wolf and her husband Derek; Kevin Kolb and his wife, Stephanie; and Justin Woolwine. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Dick Sullivan, Wayne Sullivan, Alyne Perry and Sharon Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lorell Sullivan; husband, Bobby Kolb, and brothers, Earl Sullivan and Leon Sullivan.  

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Hamshire, 25304 TX-124, Hamshire, TX.   Interment will be at Landrum Cemetery, Fannett, TX.  Services are under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, TX 77665.


Gathering of Family and Friends
First Baptist Church of Hamshire First Baptist Church - Hamshire
25304 Highway 124 Hamshire Texas 77622
Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church-Hamshire
25304 Highway 124 Hamshire Texas 77622
Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Landrum Cemetery Landrum Cemetery
29.947580 Zzz94.232428

Comments (10)

  • NL

    27 July 2018 at 17:02 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Janna Kunefke

    27 July 2018 at 03:21 | #

    Glenda, I am so sorry. I know how difficult this point in time is, and will be praying for that peace that only God can give. Dorothy was a very special lady, and has always held a special place in my heart. Love ya.


  • Carol Gentz

    26 July 2018 at 13:08 | #

    Glenda, so sorry for your loss. I know you will see her again one day. Prayers for your family.


  • Sarah Atwood Bardwell

    25 July 2018 at 19:20 | #

    I remember Mrs. Kolb from church at Hamshire. She was always involved and always there. After I left and then moved back with my family, I ran into her at an end of school party for one of my kids and we had a lovely visit. Mrs. Kolb was such a beautiful and lovely lady. Our community and church was blessed to have her influence. My prayers are with all of her family.


  • Melissa Wilberding

    25 July 2018 at 13:55 | #

    So sorry for your loss Glenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.


  • Joyce Lene’

    25 July 2018 at 10:48 | #

    Glenda, & Justin, I am sad for y’all in the loss of your mom & grandmother. I know how special & loved she is & always will be. Your great memories of her will be treasured forever! I loved to watch how she enjoyed the flower shop & the way she interacted with y’all. She will be greatly missed but even more remembered! Love Y’all!


  • Cyndi Taylor

    25 July 2018 at 10:40 | #

    Glenda and Justin our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bring you the peace of mind knowing she is at rest with our Father in heaven.


  • Dianne Sexton

    25 July 2018 at 01:57 | #

    Aunt Dorothy was always the life of the party at our family gatherings. It was unusual for me to be quiet, but I’d try to blend in to the furniture, just to be allowed to sit around the kitchen table and listen to Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Linda make wisecracks. We all loved her Damn Coconut Cake and she usually obliged us by bringing it on Thanksgiving...and made sure we knew how much trouble it was to make it! She seemed larger than life to me, when I was a kid, and I think I developed a knack for story telling listening to her use of colorful phrases...some of which she really didn’t know what they meant. She always impressed me with her sense of humor, even when I tried to get her to sip unsweetened tea when I came to see her in the hospital. She will be greatly missed in our family, but I’m looking forward to a reunion with her and Mema someday.


  • Debbie Clark

    24 July 2018 at 19:56 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Call if you need anything. Love you!! Debbie


  • Wayne & Stacy Wilber

    24 July 2018 at 00:00 | #

    Glenda, Justin and family, were so very sorry for your loss of your mother and grandmother. She was so special and such a dear treasure to you all. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Peace be with you all during this difficult time.


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