Michele P. Debevec, 53, of Browndale, died Thursday at home after a battling an illness. She was the wife of Buddy Kilpatrick.
Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Lester G. and Millie Meholic Merritt, she was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. She was a 1978 graduate of Lakeland High School. Before retirement, she was employed as a food service instructor at SCI Waymart.
Also surviving are a son, Josh Debevec, Browndale; two sisters, Patricia Derobertis, Plymouth Meeting; and Ann Marie Boutwell, Perry, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean.
The funeral will be Friday from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment will be private.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. Everyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be make to the Joseph Nolan and J.J. Lomax Scholarship Fund, c/o the First National Bank, 521 Main St., Forest City, PA 18421. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennan