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Debra Kempke

1965 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Debra Kempke Obituary
ODESSA Debra Fay Harrell Kempke, age 48, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Odessa on September 5, 1965, to Franklin Roosevelt Harrell and Lois Darlene (Smithy) Harrell. She married Rodney Melvin Kempke in Odessa on November 11, 1989, and they enjoyed 25 happy years together. Debbie was an inventory manager.
Debbie was a NASCAR fan and she loved Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She was in a pool league with her son and loved to shoot pool. Strong willed and free spirited, she also enjoyed riding with Rodney on their Harley. Debbie was Savannah's best friend. A giving and loving person, Debbie always knew just what to say and put everyone else's needs first.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Rodney Kempke of Odessa; parents: Frank and Lois Harrell of West, TX; father and mother-in-law: Dulces and Lupe Mancha of Odessa; son: Rodney Franklin Kempke of Odessa; daughter: Savannah Nichole Kempke Helton and husband Justin of Dover, DE; brother: Billy Edward Harrell of West; sister: Patricia Darlene Bartley of West; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her granddogs: Romeo, Harley, and Bailey.
Private isitation for the immediate family will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at
Published in Odessa American on Apr. 11, 2014
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