In Memory

Karla Dawn Pearcy (Dirbas)

Karla Dawn Pearcy (Dirbas)


Karla “Penny” Dirbas

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.

She is survived by a son:  Thomas “Kim” (Jill) Dirbas of Sellersburg, daughters:  Johanna F. Dirbas of Lafayette, Sally A Dirbas of Florida, sisters:  Marsha L. Crose of Lafayette, Jane C. (Richard) Marslender of Portland, TX, Robin K. Gunn of Corpus Christy, TX, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Eads.

Funeral 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.  Please visit, where you may leave a condolence.