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Debra Kay DUNHAM


1956 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Debra Kay DUNHAM Obituary
DUNHAM, Debra Kay 62, of Urbana, tragically passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 in a motorcycle accident. Debra was born June 19, 1956 in Dover, Ohio. She retired from Mercy Health System as a nurse after 40 years of service. She enjoyed reading, traveling, biking, singing and listening to live music. Debra volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank, The Caring Kitchen and the Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy. She was a member of the St. Michaels Catholic Church. Debra's life was devoted to the health and happiness of children and families in need. From raising her own children and grandchildren to founding and growing the Mercy Well Child Clinic in Urbana; her life's work can be found in the countless healthy children in Champaign County, as well as her loving family. She was a beacon of love, empathy and compassion for all people, no matter their background, religion, language or culture. She practiced her love of nursing for 40 years before retiring and enjoying some of the best months of her life. Debra continued her passion of helping others after her death by donating her tissue. She is survived by her mother, Ruth K. Foss; her husband of 41 years, Barry Dunham; her children, Tyler S. Dunham, Laura E. (Fabian J.) Vigil and Rebecca Dunham; her grandson, Sebastian J. Vigil; a brother, Charles E. (Terri) Foss; and nephew, Chris (Lindsay) Foss. She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Howard Foss and a nephew, Nicholas Edward Foss. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 in St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Larry Gearhart celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gloria Theater - Grand Works Foundation, P.O. Box 38128, Barely Used Pets, 844 Jackson Hill Rd, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties, 701 E. Columbia St., Springfield, Ohio 45503. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Published in Springfield News Sun on July 11, 2018
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