Obituary: Switlana Korobka Briar

HESSTON—Switlana Korobka Briar, 68, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, at Newton Medical Center.

Switlana was born on April 28, 1950, the daughter of Anatoly and Anna (Mechetnaja) Korobka in Ulm, Germany.

On Oct. 5, 2002, she married Stan Briar at the Highland Trinity United Church of Christ in Newton. Switlana worked as a secretary, administrative assistant and most recently in the insurance department at Newton Medical Center, as well as Dillon’s in Newton.

She also served as past president of the Oil Secretaries Association of Wichita.

Switlana was known for her outstanding desserts, love of family and sharing of wisdom with family and friends.

Switlana was preceded in death by her parents, Anatoly and Anna, husband, Stan, and nephew George Holm.

She was survived by her sister, Luba Brinkman; brothers, Victor Korobka and George (Virginia) Korobka; eight nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; four great-great-nieces and nephews; and her loyal companion, her dog Wolfie.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, with family there from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Highland Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery, 8322 N. Anderson Road, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society or St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral and may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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