Sheila Ann Corbin died on January 2, 2021 in Lansing, MI.
Sheila was born on December 11th, 1941 in Anderson, IN to Charles and Violet Buck. She graduated from Anderson High School and attended Anderson University where she met Gary Corbin and the two were married in 1962.
After completing college with a degree in Education, in 1967 Gary and Sheila moved to Clio, MI where Gary served as Pastor of the Clio Community Church of God and Sheila taught pre-school. After completing her teacher’s certification and eventually a Masters in Education from Michigan State University, Sheila began her career with the Clio Area School District first as a sixth grade teacher and eventually completed her career managing the school’s Title Nine reading program. Sheila enjoyed teaching and the many friendships she developed with the other devoted teachers in the Clio schools. She also impacted the lives of many students and school district staff helping them gain achievements in reading or pursuing higher education.
Sheila and Gary were avid Spartan (and Big Ten) football and basketball fans. She was a voracious reader of non-fiction and as a proud Democrat kept abreast of all of the state and national political news. Sheila was a life-long traveler beginning with the Buck family camping trips to northern Michigan and numerous trips around the country with Gary and their family and extensive travel to Europe and Asia. Sheila passed on her passion for travel to her grandsons, planning their annual summer trips to National Parks across the country. After leaving Clio and Grand Blanc, Sheila and Gary moved to East Lansing to be closer to their daughters and grandsons and spent summers at their cottage in Petoskey eventually moving to Petoskey with winters in Maui, Hawaii.
Sheila is survived by daughters Susan Corbin and Sally Corbin (Ken Gunther), grandsons Lucas and Landon Lefler and Corbin Polec and their special friends Nic Burdekin, MacKenzie Chesley, and Elizabeth Kostrecki. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Gary Corbin, her parents and brother Robert. According to her wishes, her daughters and grandsons will hold a private family ceremony and Sheila and Gary will now rest together.