Rollins Funeral Home

1401 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR

Phone: 479-631-6617

Freda L. Corbin

Bentonville, AR

1921 - 2012

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Published: January 3, 2013

Freda Lorine (Byrn) Corbin, 91, died Dec. 30, 2012, in Bentonville. She was born on Jan. 22, 1921, to the late Thomas Franklin and Emily Jane (Foster) Byrn.

During her grade school years, she lived in Missouri and Iowa.

On Jan. 12, 1944, she married Joy T. Corbin. They rented a 350-acre farm. Joy was called to serve in the Army during World War II. When he returned home from the service, the owner's son decided that he wanted to come back to the farm, so Joy and Freda purchased a farm of their own. Freda worked in Corning, Iowa, at Houck's Store and then in Clarinda, Iowa, at the Outlet Store for four years. She then went to work for the Clarinda State Hospital where she retired in 1986.

After retiring, Freda remained on the farm until she had a heart attack on March 26, 2006.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Dwight Mothershead of Rogers; and many friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joy T. Corbin, who passed away on July 31, 1975; two infant brothers; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie May Byrn and husbands, Leslie Dukes and A.C. Barnes, Zelda Jeneva Byrn and husband, Harold "Mike" Brown, Ruby Cordis Byrn and husband, Orville McGinness; and brother, Rawleigh Hubert Byrn and wife, Ethel Mae (Wake) Byrn.

The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. in Rollins Funeral Home Chapel.

Her visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel.

She will be buried in Gravity, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 5, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford, Iowa.

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