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Minnie Ola (Corbin) Jackson Mellin
September 9, 1915 - January 15, 2015
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Minnie Ola Corbin Jackson Mellin, 99, Oklahoma City, formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Mellin died Jan. 15, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1915, to Lawrence Allen and Clara Amelia Chambers Corbin at Pauls Valley. She attended school at Pauls Valley, Byng and Vanoss and later East Central College. She worked in factories during World War II and after earning her degree she was a home economics teacher at Lamont and Douglas High Schools in Kanas. In 1958 she and her husband went into Foreign Service for Halliburton Oil Company. Mrs. Mellin was a member of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, the American Legion Auxiliay and volunteered for the Shriner’s children.

She married Ollie “Curly” Jackson April 17, 1938, at Izoro, Texas. He died April 9, 1985, at Ada. She married Nels Mellin in June 1992 at Ada. He died July 22, 1998.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Steven Corbin of Oklahoma City, JoAnn West of Kingston, Linda Varvil of Norman, Carolyn Little of Norman, Gloria Jean Grider of Alabama and Lawrence Allen Corbin III of Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Jimmie Lee Parker; her parents; four brother, Esker Lee Corbin, Everette Jay “Mickey” Corbin, Laurence Allen Corbin Jr. and Marvin Willie Corbin; and two sisters, Mildred Madalyn Gray and Juanita Marie Corbin.

Bearers will be Dale McWaters, Bob Richardson, James Tooley and Gene Moore.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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