Deborah J. Edwards
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Deborah J. (Derr) Edwards, 57, of Houston, TX, formerly of Emmaus (Vera Cruz) PA, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2013. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Phoebe M. (David) Derr of Emmaus and the late Jennings J. Derr. She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA. She worked as an RN at various hospitals including Allentown Osteopathic Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY. She was a member of Braeburn Valley Baptist Church in Houston, TX. She loved reading, cooking, crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her daughters. Survivors: Mother; twin daughters, Rachel Barno and Leah Barno both of Texas; brothers, Kevin Derr and wife Susan, Timothy Derr and wife Donna Hosfeld; sister, Gail S. wife of Houstin Lichtenwalner, all of Emmaus (Vera Cruz); and nieces and nephews. Services: Will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus. Contributions: Can be made to the church at 7711 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77071.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 20, 2013