of Clinton, AR
July 14, 1943 - June 24, 2023
Corrine Kay (Biehl) Weatherly, 79, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away June 24, 2023. Corrine was born July 14, 1943 in Lexington, Nebraska to the late George and Eileen (Batie) Biehl. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1961 and furthered her education at Kearney State College. She married Dean Weatherly on October 25, 1963.Corrine was a lifelong seamstress, designing and making countless formals, pageant and wedding gowns, theatrical and dance costumes. She said, "I had a needle in my hand by the time I was 2. By the age of 7, I could sew by myself".Corrine became active in 4-H as a child and participated in many aspects of the fair. Over her lifetime involvement, Corrine was a national award winner with livestock and showmanship as a youth. After leaving Nebraska and relocating to the Clinton, Arkansas area in 1976, Corrine became active with Van Buren County Fair. She served on the board from 1979 - 2023 and as Fair Manager 1984-2023. She was inducted into the Arkansas State Fair Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2017, Corrine was crowned Sr. Mrs. Arkansas State Fair Queen. She said, "I love the fair industry. It's my life and what I enjoy most".Corrine was very active throughout the community and touched many lives. In 2021, Corrine was honored with "Van Buran County Woman of the Year".Corrine is survived by her husband and their children: Terri Weatherly, Karena (Kenny) DeYoung, Daniel (Shawna) Weatherly, Denise (Chris) Weatherly-Green; 11 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren and her siblings: Dale (Judy) Biehl, Dave (CIndy) Biehl, Carol (Jim Sandau).A Celebration of Life will be held on her 80th birthday, Friday, July 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fair Grounds in the Graham-Weatherly Building.Memorials in her honor may be given to Van Buren County Fair or Clinton United Methodist Church.
She was such an amazing person. She was always so helpful to everyone in the county and no doubt the state. She will be greatly missed. May you find peace now.
Corrine did so much good for your community.She will be missed by so many who loved her â£ï¸ My love and condolences to the family
Such a precious Lady!She did sewing for me and my husbandBut more than that she was someone you could talk to and she gave good advise. I will miss her, may God give yourFamily the peace and comfort that onlyHe can give.
She will be missed terribly love the work she done on my husbandâ€™s clothes and loved working with her at the fairgrounds
A lovely person and an extremely hard worker. A true talent in her craft. Enjoyed knowing her, so sorry she's gone. Prayers for all her loved ones.
Corrine was a lovely spirit. She gave of herself to others and we are privileged to have known her. Our sincerest condolences to the family during their time of loss. Take comfort in knowing that she will always be at the foot of Jesus adding another â€œstitchâ€.
She was a sweet and good soul. God bless her and keep her memory alive in everyone she helped.
Corrine was not only my friend, but my mentor and encourager. I am a better person because of her. Through the many years on the Van Buren Counry Fair Association we began our friendship and traveled together judging pageants, as well as exhibits, and other outings on behalf of the fair. She was well respected and loved by so many. Her girls, as she called them, fair queens were here pride and joy. She dressed them and trained them and encouraged them. It was my honor and pleasure to be her friend for all those years, and Iâ€™m at a loss without her. Family you know she was strong and fair, and smiling down at you from heaven.
Corrine was a one of kind precious lady who made an impact on so many lives including mine. She took pride in her clients and made them shine on stage where it be theatrical or pageants. Her love for others will be greatly missed. Till we meet again on the other side of those Heavenly Pearly Gates.
Corrine was a sweet lady who met so much to so many people.
Corrine,You will be missed greatly and will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for all the help that you have given my family and me. I will never forget you and I am saddened by your loss. You were an awesome soul. May we meet again on the other side one day.
Sending love and prayers to miss corrine's family. She's helped me find the perfect dress from dance to prom to my wedding day. She will be missed greatly and forever in the hearts of those she helped with her sewing magic!
To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Corrine will be greatly missed. So many great memories. May God give you the peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Condolences to the families of her children . She was a very talented lady. ðŸ™
So sorry to hear of Corrineâ€™s passing. She will be missed by everyone in our community. She made such an impact!I have memories of my girls trying on pageant dresses, dance costumes and Corrine making any necessary adjustments needed to make it fit!Prayers to the family.
I met Corinne through area pageants. She was a wonderful adorable woman. May God be with her family today and the days ahead.
Ms. Corrine was a very unique individual. She will be missed as an ambassador for all fairs. I feel privileged to have known and loved her.
Dearest Family, I am so sorry to hear of Corrine's passing. She was always so kind and it was a joy when I would come to the fair and we would get to visit. I loved hearing about all the kids and grand children. She will be missed and not forgotten for her years of service to the fair. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Thank you Corrine for giving us our start in Clinton 16 years ago. You have always been a friend to the Baker Bunch and we love you dearly.To the family: Memory is a gift from God that Death cannot destroy.
Corrine was a wonderful, spirited lady. She was a joy to all who knew her. Her tireless service to our community is memorable. She loved her Fair service and many improvements were accomplished thru her work. She will be missed by many - a kind and gracious lady. My sincerest sympathies to her loved ones and especially for our community. Rickey Bonds
Love you beautiful queen and I will miss you dearly. Love, Renaâ€™. ðŸ¥°â¤ï¸ðŸ’•
A very special lady. One of a kind I loved her dearly. She will be missed . God has gained another angel.
I am so sorry to hear about Corrine. Prayers and love for the family.
Thank you for all you have done for our community You will be missed
To my favorite queen, I already miss you but your contributions to your community will last forever. Your support, encouragement and wonderful memories you shared with everyone who knew you will be forever in our hearts.
I love this sweet lady with my whole heartâ€¦ she believed in me when I couldnâ€™t believe in myselfâ€¦ she made me feel special, beautiful, and more confident in myselfâ€¦ I know she loved me to, cause when she told me she loved me I would feel it in my heartâ€¦ I will never forget herâ€¦ Rest In Peace now beautiful friend, until we meet again
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers with the family
Corrine was always there to mend or sew anything, with a smile. She certainly will be missed. Prayers for her family.
Corrine was an amazing lady. She will be missed by so many. Iâ€™m praying for her family and friends.
What a beautiful tribute to Corrine. She was beautiful both inside and outside. She lived and loved the fair. As kids we could hardly wait for the Dawson County NE to start in August. She will be missed by many friends and family members. Our deepest sympathy to all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. God Bless you all and may Corrineâ€™s spirit continue in all of us. Drue and Ellen
So very sorry for the loss of Corrine this community will miss her so much my thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends. May God bless each and every one of you. Sammy and Anna ward
I am so sorry to hear Corine has passed. I have known her for several years and loved her profession. I will miss her dearly and Dean if you need me I will be available to help in whatever way you need. God bless the family and keep them safe.
Prayers for all family and friends. She will be missed dearly. She was such a wonderful lady!
Mrs Corrine was such a sweet woman who made a lasting impact on both mine and my daughters lives. She was kind, encouraging, and always had a few words of wisdom. It was an honor to have known her and have her be a part of our lives. Rest in Peace sweet lady.