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Mrs Mildred Lee Corbett

August 28, 1904 - June 22, 1986

The Norman Transcript
June 24, 1986

Services for Mrs. Jim L. (Mildred Lee) Corbett, 81, Norman, who died Sunday, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Primrose Chapel with Dr. Mike Bumgarner officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

Born Aug. 28, 1904, in Norman, Mrs. Corbett had lived in Norman all her life. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she taught English at Norman High School for 35 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Other memberships include the Cleveland County Historical Society, the Norman Regional Hospital Auxiliary, the Retired Teachers Association, the Junior League and the Phi Beta Phi alumni.

Among her survivors are her husband, Jim L. of the home, a daughter, Peggy Cast of League City, Texas; a sister, Mrs. T.R. Benedum of Norman; four granchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bearers will be Jim Agar, George Nolan, Raymond Symcox, Horton Grisso, T.J. Kennedy and Bob Sayre.

Sharing Memories of Mrs Mildred Lee Corbett
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Mrs. Corbett had a closet she hid in and smoked. When she opened the curtain, smoke went everywhere.

~Rhonda Hooper Gray~

I had Mrs. Corbett for 8th grade English. My dad, NHS grad 1938, also had Mrs. Corbett for English, when Central Jr High was the high school.

~Richard Townley~

I had Mrs. Corbett for both 7th and 8th grade English. She made us memorize and recite all the grammer rules. One thing she could not stand was sunflower seeds in her class. If you came in and the person who occupied your seat had left sunflower seed hulls on the floor beneath you she would blame you for the mess. On the final day of school during the 8th grade we talked her into eating a sunflower seed. She stated "Is that all there is? It's hardly worth the effort."

~John Coley~


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