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Deborah A (Durham) Howton

October 21, 1951 ~ August 27, 2018 (age 66)

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Howton, age 66 longtime Harrisburg resident, passed on this life August 27, 2018 in St. Vincent Hospital, Evansville, IN.  Debbie was born in Harrisburg on October 21, 1951 to the late Darrell and Doris (Downen) Durham. 

Debbie  graduated from the ADN program for nursing at SIC in 1973 and had worked for many years as a Registered Nurse before her sickness required her to retire.  She was a Baptist by faith.  She had been a Sorority member of the Beta Sigma Pi and had been secretary treasurer of Harrisburg Medical Association and Harrisburg Township.  Debbie had a good heart and was always helping others.  She loved being a nurse always helping the needy.  She will be missed by many

She is survived by a sister, Kathy Sumner of Harrisburg, and cousins, Niles Downen, Susan Adams, Greg Hodson, Bobby Hodson, and Aunt, Ann Durham.  She was preceded by a sisiter Mary Dye.

Visitation for Debbie will be on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 12 noon to 1:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway  Her funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Ownly Williams officiating.  She will be laid to rest with her family at Asbury Cemetery northeast of Ridgway.

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