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Deborah "Debbie" Sue Lepper, age 54, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, after her brave battle with lung cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1959, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Bob and Jessie Newman. Debbie was employed by Hospice of Northwest Ohio as a compassionate caregiver for many years. She was also very active in the music ministry at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Maumee where she was a member. Debbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 29 years, Gary; children, Brandi (Jason) Clark, Desira (Dana) Walker, Shaun (Leann) Lepper, Gary Lepper Jr., and Wesley Lepper; son-in-law, Michael Clark; 19 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; mother, Jessie Newman; brothers, Bobby (Marilee), Jimmy and Jeff (Anne) Newman; 8 nephews; a niece, and the Maumee Bay Ladies.
The family will receive guests Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). The family will also receive guests Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Maumee. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Debbie Lepper Emergency Medical Fund at any Huntington Bank.
Special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Toledo Clinic, Hickman Cancer Center and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care of Debbie.
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Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd
Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade on July 7, 2013