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Marie C. (Berns) Corbett

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Marie C. (Berns) Corbett, 93, of Whitehall, Pa., formerly of Indianapolis and Linton, died at 1:13 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa..

She was born in Linton on Dec. 25, 1916, the daughter of John Jacob and Fredrika (Strietelmeier) Berns.

She was a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and the Indiana Business College.

Marie worked during WWII as a secretary at the Indianapolis Naval Ordnance Plant. She retired from American United Life Insurance Company in Indianapolis as a public relations specialist.

She was a long-time member of Broad Ripple Methodist Church and the Shepherd Center, both in Indianapolis. She had served as a precinct committeewoman for the Republican Party.

She is survived by a son, John W. (Jannette) Corbett of Lillian, Ala., a daughter, Ann (Thomas) Burke of Orefield, Pa., four grandchildren, Anne Lynn Corbett, Elizabeth Corbett Major, and Evan and Daniel Burke, and two great-grandchildren, Finn Sweet and Isabella Major.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe R. Corbett in 1988, two sisters, and four brothers.

Visitation will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Graveside service will be at Fairview Cemetery in Linton at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, the Rev. Mike Roth officiating.

Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com .