Debra Ann ‘Debbie’ Heath

Graveside services for Debra A. ‘Debbie’ Heath, 60, McLouth, will be at 11 am Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Debbie passed away Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015, at her home.

She was born Mar. 18, 1955, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Robert Lee and Margaret Ann Decker Tindall. After graduating from Lawrence High School in 1973, Debbie was employed by Hallmark Cards, TRW, Curtis 1000, Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America, and was currently employed by Main Street Credit Union. Debbie enjoyed life. She and her husband Gary were married 25 years, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed her extended family of dogs – Cody, Rex, Shasta, Keisha, and Chelsea. She enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, flowers, landscaping, and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder outside her kitchen window. Debbie spent the last two years of her life fighting lung cancer. She was a survivor, a fighter, and a remarkably strong woman who will be missed by everyone.

Survivors include her husband, Gary, of the home; two children, Tyler Robinson and wife Victoria Wilson Robinson, Olathe, and Amy Carlsten, McLouth; a step daughter, Cara Heath, Lawrence; the father that raised her, John Banks, Topeka; five sisters, Diana Huseby Tindall and fiancé Richard Hird, Lawrence, Mary Banks, Lawrence, Sharon Watson and husband Doug, Lyndon, Tammy Altic and husband Robert, Brighton, Mo., and Robin Tindall and fiancé Phillip Benson, Springfield, Mo.; and a grandchild, Jordan Carlsten, Overland Park. She was preceded in death by her birth father, Robert Tindall and mother, Margaret Banks, a grandson, Blake McNish, a father in law, James Winn, and a nephew, Nathan Hall.

Friends may call from 10 am to 8 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to Debra Heath Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

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Messages & Condolences

From Marc & Leanea Wales...

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Mary Higgins...

Your beautiful smile and loving personality will be missed by so many people. RIP sweet lady.

From debbie mills shafer...

So sorry to hear about debra we went to hr
high together and graduated together from
Lawrence High. She was a good friend. I will
miss that great since of humor &smile. She is
With God now she is ok.

You are in my prayers. Love
Debbie Mills Shafer

From craig & valerie foos...

Mary, please know you have our love and support. We are thinking of you and your family.

Craig & Valerie

From Jan Strasser...

I was so happy I saw her at the hospital. We had a nice visit early one morning. I thought I Would see her 1 more time.

From Lynne and Doyal Morris...

Dear Gary and Family,
We were very sad to hear that Debbie had lost her battle. Our hearts go out to you and all of your family members. Debbie was such a joyous and fun person to be around. I’ll always remember our coffee and pajama mornings at the garden. May your special memories and those wonderful puppies give you comfort in the days, weeks and months to come.

Lynne, Doyal and little Jill

From Carl & Melissa Arnett...

Dear Gary and family,
Very sad to learn that Debbie has lost this battle. She was a strong and determined woman.Her voice and good humor will be missed. May the good memories comfort you.
with our deepest sympathy,
Carl and Melissa

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