Dorothy Louise Corbin
Beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dorothy Corbin passed away on December 24, 2020 at the age of 100. She was born on November 11, 1920 to the late William Franklin Leyme and Helen Rost Leyme in Chillicothe OH. She attended Western Elementary School, West Fifth Junior High School and Chillicothe High School, where she graduated in 1938, ostensibly the last living graduate of that high school class. She lived her entire life in the west end of Chillicothe, where her great-grandparents, all German immigrants, settled beginning in 1850.
On August 30, 1941 she married Marty Corbin and spent the next four years as an Army wife while her husband served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War Two. From this union came four children, Charles M., Jr., Annette, Joseph, and John. Mr. Corbin passed away in 2000.
Dorothy was active in her children’s lives and their various activities in school, sports, scouting, and social organizations. In addition, she was active in the Order of Eastern Star (where she was Worthy Matron several times), Chillicothe Sertoma Club, the Lionesses guild, the Century Club, Beta Sigma Phi social sorority, and both Trinity and Tyler United Methodist Churches. Additionally, she was a reliable poll worker for 59 years and was recognized by the American Red Cross in 2011 for this service as Hometown Hero. She also was a longtime volunteer for the Visitors Bureau at the Red Caboose at the entrance to Yoctangee Park.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers, one sister, and her son John. She is survived by her son Charles (Mary Kummings), son Joseph, daughter Annette Rehn (Richard), three grandsons Jacob Corbin (Brandi Taylor), Mathew Rehn (Traci), and Andrew Rehn (Amelie), and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Calentine of Athens OH and ten nieces and nephews.
Due to the severity of the Covid-19 crisis, there will be a private family-only funeral service, with burial at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Ross County OH. The service will be live streamed at 11:00 am Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. If the broadcast is interrupted for any reason, the video will be available on the funeral home website (www.fawcett-palmer.com). Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Tyler United Methodist Church, 260 Mill Street, Chillicothe OH 45601.
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