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Celebrating the life of
Susan Elisabeth Druley Corbin
March 02, 1933 - November 08, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 10:00 a.m. - Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

Dear Family, It is with great sadness that I send my sincere sympathy on the loss of a great woman. But it is with joy that I will remember Susan. While in Savannah the past four years, I was fortunate to have met and worked with Susan in PEO. I visited her in the hospital right after I became her P.E.O. Vice President. Of course she told me I didn’t need to come see her and that she was just fine. Soon the nurse came in with Susan’s meds and was met with a barrage of questions and declarations: “What is that for?” How much will it cost? I’m not paying for it; I already have some.... I won’t take that one either; I don’t like the way it makes me feel.” Susan said. You get the picture. It was clear the hospital had met its match in Susan Corbin! Similar scenes showing her determination and spunk were repeated in various ways over the next few years. Susan was not afraid to challenge things, but it always came from her deep feelings of love for God and respect for the importance of P.E.O.’s history and it’s foundation. Susan handled personal difficulties with grace and rarely complained (unless a meeting ran over the allotted hour!) Never wanting to accept help that she didn’t think she needed but always one to lend a helping hand to others. Susan was a P.E.O. through and through. I learned much from her, most especially the importance and responsibility of being a PEO. I learned that aging is a gift and you have to keep on keeping on. And she did. I can only imagine her discussion with Peter at the pearly gates! I'm sure he was more than satisfied! Having well more than the average share of strength, wit and wisdom, Susan was my Sister, my mentor, my friend. I will miss her terribly. Kim Hammons P.E.O. Chapter DE Scottsdale, AZ

Kim Hammons, Scottsdale, AZ

May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Carrie, Brunswick,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

My condolences to family and friends. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of All comfort give you a measure of comfort during this difficult time & may He comfort you through the many prayers in your behalf. (2Corinthians 1:3, 4, Revelation 21.3, 4)

F. F. , ,

We shared many wonderful times with your parents. Bill played golf with your Dad and Susan and I were sorority sisters. Unbeknownst to you, we spent many hours on agonizing on whether we would ever have sons-in-law and grandchildren. Happily, you both gave us all we ever wanted! Last year at Christmas we moved to Montana to live across the street from our daughter and two oldest grandchildren. We will treasure our memories of your parents and the good times we shared and hope your memories will comfort you in this time of loss. Love in Theta, Gail Andrus

Gail and Bill Andrus, Billings, MT

I am so sorry for the death of Miss Elisabeth, please be assured that God is love, and that He does not want any of us to suffer. He gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever. Revelation 21: 3 & 4 assures us of this. For more information on God's promise for our dead love ones, go to JW.Org.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss, there is going to be a time when sickness and death will be a thing of the pass, because our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our dead love ones again please read John 5:28,29 again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sad to hear of "Auntie Susan's" passing. I will always remember her energy and infectious smile.

Kathleen and Matthew Cary, Johnson City, TN

I enjoyed every moment I was fortunate enough to spend with Susan. You have my sincere sympathy. Much love, Rose

Rose Hull, Sun Lakes, AZ

My dear mrs corbin. How I will miss you so... I love and will miss my candy bags you made for me every week. I enjoyed every minute of our conversations. You will be deeply missed. Prayers to your lovely family and may their hearts be filled with beautiful memories of you.

Kimberly Mccorkle (Clearwater pools), Savannah , Ga

You will be missed. I loved our little chats. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Vanessa ( Clearwater pools ), Savannah , Ga

My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the entire Corbin family.

Donna Perz, Chardon, Ohio

Susan Elisabeth Druley Corbin, 85, of Savannah Georgia, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Susan was born on March 2, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the only child of Eugene and Mary Lois Druley.

Susan grew up in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky and attended Virginia Intermont College before transferring to the University of Kentucky where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. At UK she met and fell in love with William Edward Corbin who was no doubt smitten by the fact that Susan was a cheerleader. They both graduated from UK in 1955 and were married on August 6 of that year. Bill's work with AT&T took them to Arizona, Colorado, and New Jersey until he retired in 1988 and they moved to Savannah. Susan and Bill were founding members of the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. Susan was active in P.E.O. and bridge club and enjoyed the company of many dear friends. She will be remembered as a great mother and grandmother, dedicated volunteer in the United Methodist church, amateur genealogist, and holiday decorator extraordinaire. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Left to honor Susan and grieve her passing are her children, Melissa Corbin Reuschling, Rebecca Kidd, and William Corbin II; her two sons-in-law, Bryan Kidd and Michael Reuschling; and her grandson, William Kidd.

A memorial service will be held at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Hale Bishop officiating. The family will greetfriends after the memorial service at the church. Burial will follow at a later date in Mentor, Kentucky.

The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of THA for their attentiveness and loving care for Susan during her recent illness. Words fail to adequately convey our heartfelt thanks to Susan's many "girlfriends" who visited and cared for her over the last few months. We are so grateful for this kindness.

In lieu of flowers, Susan requested that memorials be made in her name to Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411) or the Bethesda Academy of Savannah, Georgia (P.O. Box 13039, Savannah, Georgia 31416).

 

 

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Dear Family, It is with great sadness that I send my sincere sympathy on the loss of a great woman. But it is with joy that I will remember Susan. While in Savannah the past four years, I was fortunate to have met and worked with Susan in PEO. I visited her in the hospital right after I became her P.E.O. Vice President. Of course she told me I didn’t need to come see her and that she was just fine. Soon the nurse came in with Susan’s meds and was met with a barrage of questions and declarations: “What is that for?” How much will it cost? I’m not paying for it; I already have some.... I won’t take that one either; I don’t like the way it makes me feel.” Susan said. You get the picture. It was clear the hospital had met its match in Susan Corbin! Similar scenes showing her determination and spunk were repeated in various ways over the next few years. Susan was not afraid to challenge things, but it always came from her deep feelings of love for God and respect for the importance of P.E.O.’s history and it’s foundation. Susan handled personal difficulties with grace and rarely complained (unless a meeting ran over the allotted hour!) Never wanting to accept help that she didn’t think she needed but always one to lend a helping hand to others. Susan was a P.E.O. through and through. I learned much from her, most especially the importance and responsibility of being a PEO. I learned that aging is a gift and you have to keep on keeping on. And she did. I can only imagine her discussion with Peter at the pearly gates! I'm sure he was more than satisfied! Having well more than the average share of strength, wit and wisdom, Susan was my Sister, my mentor, my friend. I will miss her terribly. Kim Hammons P.E.O. Chapter DE Scottsdale, AZ

Kim Hammons, Scottsdale, AZ

May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Carrie, Brunswick,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

My condolences to family and friends. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of All comfort give you a measure of comfort during this difficult time & may He comfort you through the many prayers in your behalf. (2Corinthians 1:3, 4, Revelation 21.3, 4)

F. F. , ,

We shared many wonderful times with your parents. Bill played golf with your Dad and Susan and I were sorority sisters. Unbeknownst to you, we spent many hours on agonizing on whether we would ever have sons-in-law and grandchildren. Happily, you both gave us all we ever wanted! Last year at Christmas we moved to Montana to live across the street from our daughter and two oldest grandchildren. We will treasure our memories of your parents and the good times we shared and hope your memories will comfort you in this time of loss. Love in Theta, Gail Andrus

Gail and Bill Andrus, Billings, MT

I am so sorry for the death of Miss Elisabeth, please be assured that God is love, and that He does not want any of us to suffer. He gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever. Revelation 21: 3 & 4 assures us of this. For more information on God's promise for our dead love ones, go to JW.Org.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss, there is going to be a time when sickness and death will be a thing of the pass, because our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our dead love ones again please read John 5:28,29 again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sad to hear of "Auntie Susan's" passing. I will always remember her energy and infectious smile.

Kathleen and Matthew Cary, Johnson City, TN

I enjoyed every moment I was fortunate enough to spend with Susan. You have my sincere sympathy. Much love, Rose

Rose Hull, Sun Lakes, AZ

Candle tribute lit by Kimberly — Georgia

My dear mrs corbin. How I will miss you so... I love and will miss my candy bags you made for me every week. I enjoyed every minute of our conversations. You will be deeply missed. Prayers to your lovely family and may their hearts be filled with beautiful memories of you.

Kimberly Mccorkle (Clearwater pools), Savannah , Ga

You will be missed. I loved our little chats. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Vanessa ( Clearwater pools ), Savannah , Ga

My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the entire Corbin family.

Donna Perz, Chardon, Ohio


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