Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Obituary: Sherry Lee Corbett was 'favorite citizen'




By Rebecca Billman, rbillman@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — Hamilton residents will say goodbye to a favorite citizen at a service today for Sherry Lee Corbett, the Miami University professor who was shot to death Saturday near her home.

        Dr. Corbett, 55, was also a nationally known housing rehabilitation expert who represented Ohio on the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

        She restored several buildings in the Dayton Lane Historic District, where she lived.

        Her neighbors said that she talked about building a fountain to enhance the neighborhood. Now they plan to raise the funds to build the fountain in her honor.

        Police charged Tonda Lynn Ansley, 36, of Hamilton, a bartender who formerly worked for Dr. Corbett, with her murder.

        Survivors include her parents, Irvin and Doris Myers of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Beverly Hahn also of Greencastle and Bonita Goshorn of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Laurent Myers of Rockville, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

        Visitation is 1-3 p.m. today,followed by the service at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton Campus, 1601 Peck Blvd.

        Dr. Corbett's remains will be interred in Greencastle.

        Memorials: Hamilton Community Foundation, c/o Sherry Corbett Fountain Fund, 319 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH 45011.

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