Deborah Schokatz (1957 - 2014)

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Deborah Diane Barnes Schokatz

MANSFIELD: Deborah Diane Barnes Schokatz, age 56, passed away unexpectedly at home in Lexington on Monday, January 6, 2014. Debi was born at Mansfield General Hospital on January 27,1957. She attended Lexington Elementary School, then moved to Appleton, Wisconsin where she graduated with honors. She went on to attend The Ohio State University, then moved to California to be close to family.

After her daughter, Kelsey was born, she eventually returned to her beloved Ohio. Debi was a very gentle and caring, wife, daughter and sister and was always available to all those who needed her.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kelsey and nephew, Brett.

She is survived by her ever loving husband, Joe Schokatz II of Mansfield; father, William Barnes and wife Mary of Mansfield; mother, Lois and step-father, Hal Phillips of Eastlake Village, CA; a sister, Karla Chapin and brother-in-law, Ron of Thousand Oaks, CA; brother, Jim Abbott and sister-in-law, Stephanie; nephews, Cole and Gavin of San Diego, CA; and step-son, Joe Schokatz III of Texas.

She will be forever missed and, certainly, never forgotten.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Dog Shelter, 810 N. Home Road, Mansfield, OH 44906. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Debi Schokatz.

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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 12, 2014
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