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Zelma Lorraine Corkran

April 27, 1944 — August 2, 2023

Zelma Lorraine Corkran

 

Zelma Lorraine Corkran passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at The Heartford House.  She was 79.  Lorraine was born in Greenville, TX, a daughter of the late Eugene and Elizabeth Madine McMahon.  The daughter of a career Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, her childhood was spent in several of her father’s postings, both in the United States and abroad.  She was a graduate of Harlingen High School in Harlingen, Texas.  Following graduation, she enrolled in the University of Texas from which she received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.  She earned her Masters degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University.  While teaching in San Antonio, she met Patrick Corkran who was serving in the United States Air Force.  Lorraine and Pat married in 1971 in Canton, IL, and moved to Owensboro where Pat enrolled in Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Lorraine began teaching with the Owensboro School System at the former Lee Elementary School.  Her later positions were with Seven Hills Elementary School, Estes Elementary  School, and Cravens Elementary School.  Her longest position was at Sutton Elementary School.  Lorraine retired after more than 30 years in the classroom. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  Lorraine was a life-long reader.   An on-again, off-again knitter, she enjoyed the on time with the Knit Wits knitting group.  She was also preceded in death by her sister Linda McMahon.

Those who remain to honor memory include her husband, Patrick Corkran; her sons Jeremy Corkran of Gulfport, FL, and Shaun Corkran of San Francisco; and her granddaughter Evney Corkran.

The memorial service for Lorraine will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.  Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.  Inurnment will be in the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church or The Heartford House.  Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family of Lorraine Corkran at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

The First Presbyterian Church of Owensboro

1328 Griffith Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

The First Presbyterian Church of Owensboro

1328 Griffith Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301

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