Karla “Penny” Dirbas

April 22, 2024

Karla Dawn “Penny” Dirbas, 80, a longtime Frankfort resident, died April 22, 2024 in Sellersburg, Ind, at the home of her son.  She was born January 22, 1944 in Lebanon, Ind. to Karl E. Ruth J. (Harmon) Pearcy.  She married Thomas Lynn Dirbas on June 22, 1962 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on January 10, 2001.

Penny attended Rossville School and was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She had worked for Mallory Controls, Pixie Playhouse, Frito Lay and as a bookkeeper for T & D Quality Tooling.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Penny enjoyed gardening, antiquing, reading, fishing, camping, but mostly, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 12 Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Son: Thomas “Kim” (Jill) Dirbas of Sellersburg, Daughters: Johanna F. Dirbas of Lafayette and Sally A Dirbas of Florida, Sisters: Marsha L. Crose of Lafayette, Jane C. (Richard) Marslender of Portland, TX and Robin K. Gunn of Corpus Christy, TX, 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Eads.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Karla “Penny” Dirbas”

  1. Angie Rogers April 23, 2024 at 10:26 am

    To the Dirbas family, I hope God grants you peace in knowing she is home.

  2. Kalissa Cohen April 23, 2024 at 11:41 am

    Unfortunately I couldn’t make the funeral, but I love you Grandma and thank you so much for all you did for me and my siblings growing up. You will be greatly missed, always. You are home now and at peace.

  3. Troy Walters April 23, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort for Penny’s family. My deepest sympathy to Kim, Jo, and Sally.

  4. Linda Ummel April 23, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    My prayers to the whole Dirbas family.

  5. Lorraine Allen April 23, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet soul and I enjoyed working with her at Frito Lay, big hugs.

  6. Connie Blubaugh April 24, 2024 at 8:11 am

    She was such a good neighbor, enjoyed talking to her and Tom. Prayers for the family.

  7. David Redeker April 24, 2024 at 9:39 am

    Penny was such a kind and sweet lady. She will be missed by all who knew her!

  8. Charlie Harris April 24, 2024 at 11:17 am

    My condolences to you and the entire family for your loss Sally.

  9. Blaine Eads April 24, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Aunt Penny was such a big part of the Eads lives. She was such a blessing for us and will always bring great memories. I pray for comfort and peace for the whole family.

  10. Patty Albright April 24, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Sweet Penny, I will keep you in my heart, always. My condolences to all the family and friends of this wonderful person.
    Cousin Patty Albright.

  11. John & Darla Large April 24, 2024 at 9:16 pm

    Condolences for you and your family…. Prayers for family and friends…

  12. Connie Stevens King April 24, 2024 at 10:50 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother. We were room mates (room 228 -1 and 2 in 1970). Sally Ann was born on my 21st birthday. I had my daughter on the 9th of April. Your mother was a wonderful lady and loved her children so much. We keep in touch by phone for a while. I moved and lost touch. She made such a good impression on me that I always told God to keep her and Sally Ann safe. Thank God she came into my life when she did. A very caring and loving person. God be with her family. Good bye Penny and THANK YOU FOR BEING IN MY LIFE

  13. Penny Millikan Horton April 25, 2024 at 8:15 am

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Have great memories of her. I always talk about the vinegar in the chili that I learned from your house as a kid. Still like my chili that way. Prayers for comfort in the days ahead.

  14. Dawn Hardcastle April 25, 2024 at 10:35 am

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweetheart!!

  15. Steve & Beth Keeney April 25, 2024 at 11:19 am

    Penny was such a sweet person. May all of your happy memories help to bring you peace.

  16. Cecelia Marsh Purciful April 25, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    Penny was such a class act. We graduated together and had a lot of fun over the years. I will miss her and keep her in my heart. My prayers for all her family.

  17. Jackie Horton April 25, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to Penny’s family.

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