Shirley Ann "Lee" Corbett

Shirley Ann "Lee" Corbett, 93, of Grundy Center, IA entered God's Kingdom on June 20th, 2022. A visitation is being held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Vinton IA on Thursday, June 23 from 9-11. Funeral will follow the visition. A memorial fund has been established.

Lee Nelson was born in Iowa City on 9/29/1928 to Emil and Mildred (Thomas) Nelson. Lee grew up during the depression. Her father managed Piggly Wiggly grocery stores, specializing in opening new stores so the family moved often. 

After graduating from Marshalltown Lee was working in Ames when she met a veterinary student, Oran Robert "Doc" Corbett. They wed on 8/20/1956.  Lee supported the family until Doc graduated in 1960.

They moved to Vinton IA where they set up practice, raised a family and lived for the next 60 years.

Lee had many interests. She had a passion for sewing and embroidery. The couple had a well known Great Dane kennel that raised many show dogs and champions. She was an ardent Iowa Hawkeye, especially wrestling, having season tickets and attending almost every national from 1976-2017.

Lee is survived by her brothers Mark (Susan) Nelson, Michael Nelson, daughter Judith Corbett, sons Cameron (Brenda) and Mitchell  (Pat), 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren  & 3 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by husband O.R. Corbett, brother Robert Nelson and son Joseph.



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