Corrine Lucille Tandy was born February 10, 1930 near Keswick, Iowa, the daughter of Lewis and Wanda (Fisch) Morse. She grew up and lived in Millersburg for many years before moving to her much-loved farm in Williamsburg. She graduated from Millersburg High School, completed her under-graduate work at the University of Northern Iowa and received her Master's Degree from the University of Iowa. Corrine was united in marriage to John Roger Tandy on April 8, 1950 at the Millersburg United Methodist Church. She was a passionate and devoted educator. She was a teacher for 18 years and a Principal/Teacher for 28 years in the Millersburg Community School District, retiring in 1997. Corrine was a life-long member of the Millersburg United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, board member and Lay Speaker. She was also a member of ISEA, NEA, Elementary Principal's Groups, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Rebekahs. Corrine worked diligently as a volunteer for many civic committees and organizations. She was a dedicated advocate and volunteer for the Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Her most cherished roles were those of a supportive, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend. Corrine passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 89. Corrine requested her body be donated to Parkinson's Research at the University of Iowa.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Dawn (Dave) Coffman; granddaughter, Lindsay (Rich) Foster; two great grandchildren, Charlie and Cora all of Williamsburg; her beloved, devoted sister and best friend, Eunice Holderness of North English; and special family members Tom and Merna Back, Paula Gunter of Palo and Dee Ann Loveland of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Marvin and Gerald Morse, husband Roger, and grandson Ben Coffman.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 10:30 am on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Millersburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. A memorial fund has been established for the Millersburg Library, Williamsburg Library and Millersburg United Methodist Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
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Your mother was one of my favorite teachers. Her dedication and commitment to teaching. Her wonderful sense of empathy for her students. Now that I'm older, I appreciate her even more. So sorry for your loss.
Our sincere sympathy to Dawn, Dave & family. We were use to seeing her at H R with a big smile & putting miles on her chair. She will be missed by her family & friends.
Judy & John Lillis
My heart goes out to you and your family, Dawn, in the loss of your mom. She was my sixth grade teacher as well as friend. I remember well spending days with you on your farm so many years ago. Your mom and dad were good friends of my parents. Hugs to you and be comforted by the many wonderful memories you have been left with. Sincerely, Cathi Conner Durbin
Dawn, Dave & family....so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom...such an awesome, loving, great lady...She is at peace now... having great talks with your Dad & Ben. Such great memories of the Morse reunion & how she loved family. She was so proud of you all..love & hugs... Cheryl Stufflebeam
Dawn -I remember your mom coming to the different music activities you were in while you were in high school. Your mom was so proud of you!! What a great testimony to her that you became a teacher-I am sure because of her example. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Margaret Watkins Fett
A very special lady who had lots of love and acceptance for all of us (Roger did too). She always had a warm hug for me whenever I saw her, now she is getting her heavenly hug.
Corrine was one special lady. She and Roger wee great neighbors for many years. Will cherish knowing them for many years, so privileged to have known them and had hem for neighbors. Carolyn Goodman and Robert Kelley
Dear Dawn, Tim and I will always treasure the visits with your mom and dad, here in Tucson. Their memories that they were so willing to share and the great card games with all the cousins. We are so sorry for your loss. All our sympathy, Christel and Tim
Eunice, Dawn & family:
We're thinking about all of you! She certainly was a gem of a lady! With one stern look we'd be put in our place and she was a force to be reckoned with. Hugs to you all💔
Dear Dawn, I have fond memories of your mom and my aunt, Mary Welsh, meandering through downtown Des Moines every August for several years at the Iowa Education Administrators Convention. Often, they got me a pass to hear the main speaker, who was always top notch and inspiring. One time is was Barbara Walters, at the height of her career. Other times, I would get to join them at dinner theatre. They were a hoot! They would laugh together, problem solve together, and share a room . When Mary died, Corrine contacted us to make sure that we knew that Mary should be buried wearing her DKG pin! It was a privilege to be around her. If Mary were living today, I am certain that she would want me to extend sympathy on her behalf. Sincerely, Laura Welsh Engler
One of my very favorite and special teachers at DR-M. A favorite memory is visiting her and Roger in Arizona. Special afternoon. So sorry to hear this Dawn. She was one great lady and teacher. Love and hugs.
So sorry Dawn and family. I loved that lady the best of the best
Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful person! I still remember how excited I would be as a kid coming to Iowa in the Summer and staying a few days with you guys at the farm. Your folks had a way of making anybody feel welcome. Keith Back
Dawn, so sorry to hear about your mother! She was a gem. I was lucky, as were many of siblings, to have her as a teacher. She was wonderful educator and beautiful lady. May she rest in peace. Kay Agnew
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