Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Gaylee B. (Dick) Korbas

Gaylee B. (Dick) Korbas, age 86, of Shelby, died Wednesday evening November 19, 2014 at her home.

She was born August 2, 1928 in Shelby the daughter of the late Oren Ivan and Lottie (May) Dick.  She was a 1944 graduate of Shelby High School and was an employee of the Shelby Business Forms for a time before becoming a full time homemaker, wife and mother.  She enjoyed travelling especially the trip she took with her husband, Stephen and their daughter Ann to Steve’s homeland of Slovakia where they met many relatives for the first time. From that trip she grew to love collecting Czechoslovakian glassware and pottery. Steve was an avid collector of railroad lanterns and Gaylee always enjoyed traveling with him to all the shows.

One of her favorite pastimes was gardening and she was especially proud of her dinner plate sized Dahlias that she grew and shared. Her greatest joy was her family. When her beloved grandsons came for a visit, many times they would head to Seltzer Park to enjoy the day. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Gaylee is survived by her children: Ann (James) Mulder of Chesapeak Beach, MD,

Julie (David) Noggle of Galion, and Greg Korbas of Shelby; 2 grandsons: Michael Noggle of Columbus and Stephen Noggle of Galion; a niece: Dianna (Dave) Kowalka of Ashland; and the extended Korbas family.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Stephen J. Korbas in 2012; 2 sisters: Doris May Dick in 2003 and Mildred Irene Wentz in 2004.

Friends and family are welcome on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a wake service will be conducted at 7:15. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Father James Sanford officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health, Hospice of North Central Ohio, or to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Cooper says:

    Julie and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Max and Ruby Cover says:

    Ann and Jim, Greg, and Dave and Julie and Steven and Michael,
    We share your loss and want to let you know even though we cannot be with you at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with you and will be in the days to follows.
    Gaylee and Steve were part of our family too.

    They both lived a good life and we have shared a lot of fun times.
    Love always,
    MOM and MAX

  3. Paul & Marian Coleman says:

    Love & Prayers!

  4. Traci Moorhead Seibert says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Gaylee when I did home healthcare. She was a very nice Lady. My sincere sympathy is with the family. God Bless. Traci Moorhead Seibert

  5. Margie Wechter says:

    Ann, Julie, and Greg. I’m so sorry for your loss. Both of your parents are gone, but I’m sure you have many fond memories of time spent with them. Gaylee was a special friend of mine and I always enjoyed a visit with her. She had a sharp mind, and told some neat stories. May each of you find peace in knowing that she is happy, young, and in a beautiful place with your dad. Stay close to each other and never forget what a great woman your mother was!

  6. Geral & Judy Dyer says:

    Julie, Dave, Michael, Steven, no words can express the loss of a Mother, Mother-In-Law, or Grandmother, just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Martha Roberts says:

    Ann, Julie and Gregg:

    Sorry to hear about Gaylee, she was a very loving person and thankful that I got to see her a few months ago. May the good memories you had with your mother help you through your days ahead. My prayers are with you!
    Love to all,


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