Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Marilyn J. (Baker) Korbas

Marilyn J. Korbas, age 87, of Shelby, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

She was born April 24, 1930 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Merl and Goldie (Swanger) Baker. Marilyn was a 1948 graduate of Shelby High School. Following graduation, she began working at the Shelby Mutual before pausing her career to raise her three sons. After the boys were in school, Marilyn returned to the workforce at Shelby Insurance Company as an underwriter, retiring in 1992.
Marilyn loved to paint. For many years she, along with her family, would work for 10-11 months preparing for the Ontario Craft Show where she would often sell out of her creations. Painting on canvas was something she enjoyed as well. Along with her artistic talents, Marilyn was a wonderful baker and homemaker. In her spare time she volunteered at Shelby Hospital and worked as a poll worker for the Richland County Board of Elections. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 67 years, Rudy Korbas, whom she wed on September 23, 1950; 3 sons: Phil (Laurie) Korbas, Mark (Holly) Korbas, and Todd Korbas all of Shelby; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren: Kevin (Bri) Korbas and their children, Millie and Kendall; Kraig (Abbey) Korbas and their children, Eli and Noah; Kurt (Rashelle) Korbas; Brad (Eliana) Korbas and Ashley (Billy) Belardo. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers: Jack Baker and Robert Elton Baker.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 26 West Street, Shelby, with Father Chris Mileski officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church or to Crestwood Care Center Activities Department.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    To all of Marilyn’s family-so very sorry. She was a great lady and back in our days she was a hard worker and so much fun.

  2. Margie Hoover says:

    so very sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing. she was a very dear lady. you all have my deepest sympathy. Hugs and prayers for you all.

  3. JoAnn Nelson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  4. Dave and Chris Devito says:

    Our deepest Sympathy to the family.

  5. Chris Dill says:

    Rudy, Phil, Mark, and Todd
    So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Such a wonderful person with a great smile. She will get a warm welcome in heaven from the class of ‘48. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Chris and Becky Dill

  6. Marlene Steele Adkins says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your families.

  7. Carl Ridenour says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Korbas family. Marilyn was a great mentor to me at the beginning of my insurance career. We are all better people because she touched our lives. Rest in peace with the rest of the angels in Heaven.

  8. Connie Kuhn says:

    Holly & family, sorry for your loss.

  9. Wendy Daniel says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Chuck & Jane (Studer) Gartenman says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Tim J. Adamescu says:

    Mark and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May the fond memories of your mom fill your hearts with happiness during this time of grieving.


  12. Ann Cooper says:

    Rudy and family, So sorry to hear about Marilyn. I first met her at Shelby Insurance and she was a dear sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  13. jane anderson says:

    I am so glad I got to talk to Marilyn my heart goes out to you all Janie a

  14. Laurie &a Jeff Kirk says:

    Dear Korbas Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind and lovely person who always made everyone feel welcome. Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you, her dear loved ones.
    Laurie & Jeff Kirk

  15. MaryAnn & Gordon Robertson says:

    Holly and Mark and family, so sorry to hear about Marilyn. Prayers to all of you!
    Gordon and MaryAnn Robertson

  16. Kevin Young says:

    Kevin, Kraig, and Kurt – my mom let me know of your grandmother’s passing. I am sorry to hear about it and you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

  17. Edward Henderson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  18. Barbara (Baker) Hess says:

    Uncle Rudy, Phil, Mark and Todd and all wives grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    How we loved our Aunt Marilyn!!! She was always so jovial and kind. She and Dad (her brother Bob) were the perfect siblings. I don’t think either of them had any enemies. They were truly loved by all who knew each of them.

    After our mother died, I called Aunt Marilyn on Mother’s Day. I told her that since I no longer had my mother on earth anymore, I wanted to call her and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. She seemed very appreciative.
    I am so glad Karen and I visited Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Rudy the last time I was home. We had such a good time remembering old and current days.

    I was in Myrtle Beach when Karen called me. I was shocked as I’m sure all of you were!. It hurts so much to lose a parent. Because I just now got home from the beach, it will be impossible for me to make her visiting hours
    and funeral. Even though I am not there in body, Please know I will be with
    all of you in spirit.

    I’m wishing you the comfort in the strength Aunt Marilyn gave you, the love she wraps your heart with and her healing power to get you through this difficult time. Remember we are all family and we love you!

  19. Amy Russell says:

    So very sorry to learn of Marilyn’s passing. When I started working beside her at the Mutual when I was just 18, I noticed how many of the young folks gathered at her desk each morning. She was the ‘mother hen’ and looked out for her chicks. We shared a lot over the next 12 years, and I have thought of her so often. Prayers that she is now rejoicing and watching over you. May you feel God’s comfort.
    Amy and Richard Russell

  20. Joni young says:

    Mark Holly and family
    Deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. She was a very proud mother and grandmother. An example to all. Hang on those memories. God bless and my thoughts and prayer

  21. Joni young says:

    Mark Holly and family
    My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. She was a very proud mother and grandmother. An example to all. Hang on those memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all your family. Joni and Jim Young

  22. Janet Stover says:

    I’m so sorry to see that Marilyn has passed away. I met her at the Mutual also when I was just a child. She was always so sweet and kind. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. God bless you all.

  23. Karen says:

    Dear Rudy, sons and family,

    Winn and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a special lady who loved everyone. Heaven has received an angel full of grace. May your days of difficult times be eased with the presence of our Lord and Savior.

    Winn & Karen Boyd.

  24. Julie and Ken Ensman says:

    So very sorry to all the Korbas family! Our hearts go out to you all as you say goodbye to your mom and grandma. What a lovely lady with that always so happy smile!

  25. Mike Semon says:

    So sorry for your loss.”Aunt ” Marilyn was a wonderful person, gracious host during Christmas Holiday season when our families were growing up and a giving person. May God grant all the family members peace during this tough time! Blessings,Mike Semon

  26. Robin Owen says:

    Mark and family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss and for missing the calling hours. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Robin Owen

  27. Thresa Wenger says:

    Dear Mark and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your mama but knowing you and the wonderful person that you are shows what a special lady she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. Todd and Lorna Albert says:

    To the Korbas family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Marilyn was such a wonderful person – always a friendly smile. Blessings and prayers to all.

  29. Barbara strohm says:

    Dear Korbas family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Marilyn.Please know you are all in our prayers and thoughts during these difficult days.May the comfort and peace of our Dear Lord be with you all. With love and sympathy, Ken and Barb Strohm

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