Joan Elizabeth Roby, 68 of Huntsburg passed away at UH Geauga Medical Center Friday, February 7, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born in Cleveland December 27, 1951 to Bill Kolson and Elizabeth (Burkhardt) Kolson-Evans. She graduated from Kenston High School. Joan married the love of her life Arnel Roby on December 19, 1981. She worked for Blossom Hill Nursing Home for 25 years until she retired. She attended Huntsburg Baptist Church, enjoyed camping, managing the library at Pymatuning Lake Resort, reading James Paterson novels, listening to Kenny Rogers songs, and loved to watch the birds outside while she was drinking her coffee.. Her greatest love of all was spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Arnel Roby, her mother, Elizabeth Evans of Munson, daughters Stacy Kolson of Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer (Tim) Covey of Mesopotamia, 6 grandchildren, Bethany, Cassidy, Andrew, Samuel, Tara, Hunter, 1 great granddaughter, Skylar and a great grandchild on the way. She will also be missed by a sister, Donna (Dave Butt) Kolson, of Alamo, TX, brothers, Bill (Carmen) Kolson of Colorado Springs, CO, and Chris (Debbie) Kolson of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Kolson, and stepfather, Bob Evans.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 12:00 PM until the Celebration of her life which will be held at 2:00 PM at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 44062. She will be laid to rest in Huntsburg Cemetery following the services.
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