Mary Kathleen "Kay" Corbin was born in Bloomfield on March 23, 1912, to the late Charles and Zelma Jackson Maupin and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the age of 93.
Mrs. Corbin was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. She attended Bloomfield schools and Stephens College. She served as secretary to the late Judge George Munger and for many years was secretary to the superintendent of Bloomfield schools.
Mrs. Corbin was active in civic, community and church affairs. She was a member of the WMU, member and past president of Chapter DZ, P.E.O., and served as District President of P.E.O. She taught Sunday School many years and was the organist at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield for several years. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Mrs. Corbin was enthusiastic about keeping Bloomfield and Stoddard County history alive. She supplied historians with accounts, pictures, and documents of early Bloomfield. She was the great-granddaughter of early settlers of the Dexter area, Sybie and David Crites.
On March 3, 1935, she married Alvin M. Corbin. They owned and operated Corbin's Cleaning and Clothing in Bloomfield. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10. 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Cox of Dexter and Carolyn Clay of Sikeston; four grandchildren, Ron Cox and Kristi Strong of Dexter, Michelle Shelton of St. Louis, and Rob Clay of Sikeston; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Edna Maupin of Pine Bluff, Ark.; other relatives and many friends.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Hensley and a brother, C.J. Maupin.
Visitation was held after 12 noon Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Watkins officiating.
Interment followed in the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Stars and Stripes Museum.