Hazel Nellie Corbin, age 88, of Cassville, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Freeman-Neosho Hospital, Neosho.
She was born October 13, 1916 in Cassville, the daughter of Joe and Esther (Braught) Robison. On Oct. 12, 1935, she was united in marriage to Earl Corbin who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2002, after 66 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Vaughan and one sister, Beatrice Stubblefield Romine.
She is survived by two sons, Joe Corbin and his wife, Lou Arta, of Tecumseh, and Michael Corbin and his wife, Linda, of Hammond, La.; one daughter, Connie McGruder and her husband, Jim, of Neosho; one sister, Inez Allison, of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Jessie Luney, of Cassville; six grandchildren, Michelle Harris, Garrett Corbin, Brian Corbin, Darren Corbin, Krista McGruder and Travis McGruder and eight great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kirkland, Kailyn, Keegan, Makenna and Gavin Corbin, William Michael Harris and James Tyler McGruder.
Hazel received her education in Cassville, where she graduated from high school. She also attended SMS in Springfield. After her marriage to Earl, they lived on a farm at Eagle Rock for 55 years. For seven years she taught school in rural Barry County and also taught Sunday School and Bible School, at Roaring River Baptist Church, where she was a member while living at Eagle Rock. She worked for the University Extension Agency for ten years, retiring as a Nutrition Consultant. She loved to cook for her family and friends, attend worship services and she loved riding through the country with her husband, Earl. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cassville. The last twenty-one months she had resided at Grand Villa Assisted Living Center at Neosho, where they loved and cared for her and she loved them.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Paul Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time Thursday. PAID
FOHN FUNERAL HOME