Vanita Emma Kubas

SALEM – Vanita Emma Kubas, 80, of Salem, Ohio, died peacefully at her home Tuesday morning, June 18, 2013.

She was born Nov. 10, 1932 in Beloit, Ohio, a daughter of the late Orville K. and Emma (Brunner) Burbick.

Mrs. Kubas was a Goshen High School graduate and had worked at the former E.W. Bliss as an executive secretary. She was a member of the Salem First Friends Church and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed organizing the Burbick family reunion.

Her husband, Stanley G. Kubas, whom she married Oct. 10, 1953, survives her along with her son, Donald G. (Laura) Kubas and grandsons, George and Geoffrey Kubas; daughter-in-law, Patti Kubas; four sisters, Mildred Fiscus, Evelyn Yaggi, Jean Prior and Joann (Carl) Garwood; and a brother, Orville Burbick.

Her son, David S. Kubas, preceded her in death April 12, 2012.

Calling hours were held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service followed with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. Burial was at at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, Ohio 44460.

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