In memory of
Jeanne E. Corbett
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In memory of
Jeanne E. Corbett
Jeanne E. Corbett AGE: 85 • Claymont Jeanne Elizabeth Mary Benham Corbett, age 85, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Governor Printz Blvd. and Boothwyn, PA passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at home. Born in winter of 1930 in Abingdon, England, Jeanne was the daughter of the late Arthur and Phyllis Benham. Jeanne graduated from Kendric High School for Girls in London. Afterwards, she took a 7 year private apprenticeship for dressmaking and dress designing. She studied under Madam Lily for 2 years and continued her studies for 2 years in Paris and 3 years in London. Jeanne came to the United States for a vacation on February 16, 1954 to visit her brother, Louis. She settled in the U.S. and in 1955 she married "Wild Bill" Corbett of Buckman Village, Chester, PA. In 1956, they moved to a custom-built home in Boothwyn, PA and were blessed with 2 children. Jeanne worked for Rose Fleischer's Dress Shop at 12th and Washington Sts. in Wilmington, DE for 7 years. Her husband, William P. Corbett passed away March 19, 1980. She then traveled with her mother to Holland, Germany, France, Spain, London and Russia. Jeanne loved buying and selling all sorts of resale items and was well-known for her reasonable fair prices. She loved frequenting the casinos, especially in Las Vegas, NV and was very lucky at winning. Jeanne is survived by her son, James J. Corbett; daughter, Margaret Ann Corbett Bradley (Robert); longtime companion, Eddie Garvin; and many dear friends, including Betty Ann Murphy Seth, Rita Halback, Brenda Forrest, Patrick & Kelly Marvel, Kay Marshall, Ray "Can Fix it" Altamuro, Andy Douglas, the Claymont Ambulance crew, ParaTransit drivers, Bo Bennett, and Cookie Sheldin. A Funeral Service will held at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11 am at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claymont Fire Co., 3223 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703. Claymont Ambulance Service To offer condolences, visit: gebhartfuneralhomes.com 302.798.7726
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