|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1946|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2008|
RIDGE FARM — Marie Corwin, 62, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home. She was born on Jan. 14, 1946, in Paris, the daughter of Floyd and Edna (Johnson) Henderson, both deceased. She was wed to Donald Lee Hires in June of 1975 in Ridge Farm until his passing on Dec. 7, 1978. She was wed to Robert Dean Corwin Sr. on July 4, 1979, in Ridge Farm until he passed away on Oct. 17, 2001.
Marie was a nurse for 41 years and was well known at the Catlin School District where she was the school nurse. She worked for St. Elizabeth's Hospital from 1967 to 1985 and later worked at the VA Hospital in Danville. She had also worked for General Motors Tilton Foundry as their company nurse. In her spare time, Marie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching their activities, raising sheep and growing roses in her flower garden.
Marie was the first official Lady Shriner in this area and her clown name was Dovie. She was also a member of the Georgetown American Legion Auxiliary. She was a camp nurse for AMBUCS and a member of the Ridge Farm Friends Church where she also taught Sunday school. Marie was very involved in her community as a volunteer for many years with the Georgetown-Ridge Farm and Catlin schools sports activities. She also volunteered with the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket programs.
She will be missed by: her daughters, Paula Barringer of Phoenix City, Ala., Theresa Bogard of Georgetown, Kimberly Pratt of Ridge Farm, Patty (Duke) Humphrey of Jonesboro, Ark., and Donna (Scott) Wilson of Westville; her 16 grandchildren; her sister, Linda (Larry) Young Sr. of Ridge Farm; her sister-in-law, Dolores Henderson of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Keith Henderson Sr.; and also a niece, Cheryl Henderson Brosch.
A celebration of Marie's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Ridge Farm Friends Church. Rev. Paul Romoser will officiate. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St. in Georgetown, and also a visitation 9-11 a.m. prior to the service Saturday at the church. She will be laid to rest in Young America Cemetery in Hume. Memorial donations may be given in Marie's name to the Shriner's Children's Hospital-Burn Unit. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Robert Dean Corwin (1937 - 2001)*
Young America Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 04, 2008
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