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Patricia C. Corbat

December 4, 1933 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Patricia C. (Patty Corbett) Corbat, slipped the bonds of earth for her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, December 28, 2020 in Avilla, IN.  Born in the Bass Road Corbat homestead December 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Flora (Dassell) Corbat.  A graduate of Coesse High School in Whitley County, she retired from Lincoln National Corporation the end of 1989 after more than 38 years there.  One of the first women square dance callers in the area, she became part of Joe Taylor's Indiana Red Birds at age 15.  She and Taylor, her brother-in-law, entertained thousands with their country music for over 50 years until their retirement New Year's Eve 1998.  She was actively pro-life, sharing her assets with right to life charities and organizations and her views with politicians, newspapers and television media.  She lived by the message expressed by Margaret Fishback Powers: "One Hundred Years From Now...It will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like.  But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child."  She loved all animals, especially dogs and horses.  She is survived by her nephew, Dan (Chris) Taylor; nieces, Paula Jo (John) Marqueling, Gloria (John) Daly, Rita Roeback, Mary Kay (Tom) Palmer; and a number of great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Winicker, Pauline Taylor; niece, Carol (Ron) Dunn; her music partner of 62 years Joe Taylor; and her beloved Pomeranian, Dolly.  Arrangements entrusted to Divine Mercy Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Patrick, were she was baptized, made her First Communion and graduated from 8th grade in 1947, 12305 Arcola Road with calling one hour prior. Face covering required.  Visitation also Sunday, January 3, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in St Patrick Cemetery, less than half mile from where she was born; "going home" she said.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Woman's Care Center, A Hope Center, Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 Sherman St (PO Box 471) Kendallville, IN 46755, or masses. 


Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Visitation
Sunday
January 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Visitation
Monday
January 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick
12305 Arcola Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
January 4, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick
12305 Arcola Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

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