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KETTERING: Elizabeth J. “Betty” Corban, 60 year resident of Kettering, Ohio, died December 26, 2012, in Newark, Ohio, where she had been staying since 2011.
Born September 11, 1920, a daughter of Robert L. and Gladys M. (Crawford) Manley, Betty grew up in Columbus, Ohio and on her Crawford grandparents’ farm near Arcanum, Ohio.
She graduated from University School in 1938 and attended her beloved Ohio State University.
Betty spent the great majority of her adult life in Kettering, Ohio where she was a very active member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church, and enjoyed many years of memberships in Eastern Star, card clubs, garden club, musical and PTA activities.
She worked for many years as secretary to her husband, Realtor Wallace J. Corban, who predeceased her.
She thoroughly loved social and sporting activities, and travelled extensively after retirement.
She found joy everywhere, and pursued and shared it enthusiastically, especially so at Christmas.
Betty also was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John W. Corban, and her brother, Robert H. Manley.
She is survived by daughter, Nancy L. (Harvey) Hallenberg, of Boynton Beach, Florida; son, William V. (Earlene R.) Corban of Granville, Ohio; sister, Mary Brown of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren Amy E. (Corban) Menster; Todd A. (Gretchen) Corban; Leif (Lily) Ingsson; Wendy L. (Bart) Williams; and John E. (Kristin) Hofferberth; eleven great-grandchildren, Nick Menster, Katie Menster, Allie Corban, John Corban, Erik Ingsson, Ana Ingsson, Caleb Ingsson, Jason Williams, Kelly Williams, Hannah Hofferberth and Nathan Hofferberth, and nieces and nephews.
If you wish to make a contribution in her honor, please consider Southern Hills United Methodist Church, 2287 South Dixie Highway, Kettering, Ohio 45409
The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 North Main Street, Centerville, Ohio 45458, with service following.
Burial at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the Guestbook at ww.routsong.com.
.Published in the The Advocate on December 28, 2012
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