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Sylvia Corbett

APACHE  Memorial service for Sylvia "Jean" Corbett, 85, Apache, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Apache, with the Rev. Kerry Glascow officiating.

Ms. Corbett passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Lawton.

Arrangements are under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Jean was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Stecker, to Ralph and Rachel (Chesney) Iams. She grew up west of Apache. She attended school in Apache, where she graduated from high school in 1950. She worked for Apache public schools as a cook for many years before retiring. She lived in Germany, France, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Apache. She loved her family, church and OU football in that order. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and her furbaby, Bandit.

She is survived by her daughter, Madelyn Corbett, Apache; three sons: Richard Corbett, Plano, Texas, Steven Corbett, Apache, and Scott and Wilma, Elgin; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers: Edmond Iams, Donald Iams and Billy Iams.      

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

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