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Debra Kay "Van" Blarcum

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Debra Kay "Van" Blarcum Obituary
Registered Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse

WADSWORTH -- Debra Kay Van Blarcum, loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed on June 16, 2013.

Deb was born March 31, 1958 in Maryville Tennessee. Debra was a highly regarded Certified Emergency Nurse at Akron City Hospital Emergency department. Her 16 years Emergency experience touched many lives in a professional compassionate manner. Along w/ nine years of floor nurse at Summa, Debra also had nursing experience at Parma Community, Marymount and Saint Thomas Medical Center.

A graduate of Saint Thomas School of Nursing, she also attended Kent State and The University of Akron. Debra also was a Licensed Practical Nurse prior to her RN education. Debra was the beloved wife of Mark Van Blarcum. The couple celebrated their 30th anniversary on May 14th.

Debra was an active member of The Key to My Father's House Church. Debra, along with Mark and her dogs, loved to camp, walk the beach, ride mountain bikes and garden. An excellent cook, many of the dishes she created were from her abundant garden. She loved to spoil her dogs as they were always by her side during her valiant five year battle with Ovarian Cancer. For the benefit of all women, Debra utilized her clinical knowledge and passion for life to be an active participant in several clinical trials at Summa and University Hospitals.

Debra is survived by husband, Mark; parents, Charles and Joyce Cornett; brothers, Bill (Stacey), Adam (Cynthia); nieces, Raelynn and Rhianna; nephews, Billy, Dexter, and Maxon. Debra's surviving in-laws include, mother-in-law Lois Van Blarcum; brothers-in-law, Ron and Curt; sister-in-law, Cindy; nephews, Brad and Miles; and nieces, Lauren and Cayenne.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at The Key to My Father's House Church, 1825 W. Reimer Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Pastor Gary Oliver officating. Burial will follow at River Styx cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St. (one mile N of I-76 on route 94) in Wadsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Hospice of Medina County or the Medina County SPCA.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 18, 2013
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