Debra Oehmke CHARLOTTE - Debra Sue Oehmke, 56, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Urbana, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Charlotte, the result of a tragic automobile accident. There will be a funeral service at 10am, Tuesday, May 20, at Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, with the Rev. Debra Owen officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7pm Monday, May 19, at the funeral home. Debi was born November 23, 1957, in Champaign, the daughter of Richard M. and Virginia S. Oehmke. Debi was never married. Survivors include her sister Diane (Alan) Arnold of Savoy, her goddaughter Paige Wernsing of Springfield, IL, two uncles, Ross (Sandra) Oehmke of Champaign, and Roger Oehmke of Allentown, PA. She is also survived by many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Debi graduated from Urbana High School in 1976 and Parkland College in 1978. She began working for Cablevision (which eventually became Time Warner) in Urbana in 1980 as a customer service representative, working her way up to the corporate office as a payroll clerk. She was relocated to Denver, CO and later to Charlotte, NC, where she eventually became a payroll supervisor, where she was still employed at the time of her death. Debi enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with friends and family. She loved animals and was especially fond of her "furry nephews", a Westie and two cats. Debi had many friends who meant the world to her. Among them are Peggy Dilley of Urbana, IL, Lisa Wernsing, of Springfield, IL, Carol Rains and J.C. Slawter, both of Charlotte, NC. Debi was loved by all and will be dearly missed. Memorials may be made to the Champaign County (IL) Humane Society, the Humane Society of Charlotte (NC), or the
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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 16, 2014