Betty Lea Corbin


She was like the sun.

She was the center around which we all revolved.

Near or far, her light, warmth, and love always shone upon us.

On the good days, she taught us to believe all things are possible.

On the bad days, she reminded us of the rainbow’s promise of better tomorrows.

She was, and still is, our example of goodness and grace.

And now she is gone.

Betty Lea (Dayhuff) Corbin, age 96, beloved grandmother, mother, and wife, passed away the evening of September 15, 2022, at Otterbein Senior Life/Nursing Home in Franklin, Indiana.

She was born October 18, 1925, to the late Edgar and Lochele (Talbott) Dayhuff in Patricksburg, Indiana. She was raised with her brother, Edgar, and two sisters, Jean and Joanne. She graduated from Riley High School in 1943. She met her future husband, Joe Corbin, on a blind double-date with her sister, Jean, and Joe’s brother, Bob. Bob and Jean were married on July 11, and Betty married Joe soon afterward on September 11, 1948. Joe and Betty soon moved to Whiteland, Indiana and their union produced 3 fine young sons, Joe, Mark, and John.

Betty will be sorely missed by her aforementioned sons, Joe and his wife Marta, Mark and his friend Dian, and her youngest son, John. And all of her grandchildren, Kyle (April) Corbin, Kurt (Erica) Corbin, Matt (Kari) Corbin, and Kristine (Justin) Maxey. As well as, all of her great-grandchildren, Joe and Cooper; Logan and Parker; Allie, Jonathon, and Kierstin; Raevin, Kadin, and Huntley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Lochele, her siblings, Edgar, Jean, and Joanne, and her husband, Joe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Special Olympics.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 12:00pm at Jessen &Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel with visitation from 10:00am until the funeral hour. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Indiana.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen &Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel. 729 N. US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. 317-535-6880.