Frank Corbett


Frank Corbett, 82, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015.

Born and raised in Denver, he met his wife of 57 years, Barbara, in St. Louis and moved to Indiana where they raised six children, Teresa (Stephen) Crossen, Jane Corbett, Rosanne Corbett, Thomas Corbett, Timothy (Tracy) Corbett, and Karen (John) Zartman.

Frank served the United States in the Navy, Air Force and as an air traffic controller for 35 years. He prepared taxes for H&R Block for more than 20 years and worked in building maintenance at Target for more than 10 years.

He was a charter member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3360, a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and for Meals on Wheels. He spent many years camping and fishing with family, but his favorite pastime was porch sitting with friends and neighbors.

Frank has two sisters, Ginny Spesshardt and Sue Morrow; 10 grandchildren, Steven Crossen, James Crossen, Kristi Brenner, Kyann Zartman-Keller, Nicole (John) Doerr, Christina (Andrew) Todd, Ashley (Trevor) Porter, Benjamin (Annie) Corbett, Stephanie Corbett and Joseph Corbett; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 4 to 7 p.m. today with a prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National MS Society, Indiana State Chapter, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1040, Indianapolis, IN 46268 or to St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, IN 46217.