Debra Ann Oldham
1956 - 2021

Debra Ann (Ehlinger) Oldham

August 7, 1956-January 2, 2021

DAVENPORT-Debra Ann (Ehlinger) Oldham, 64, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly at Genesis East hospital on January 2, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will follow the mass at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4- 6 pm at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

Debra Ann (Ehlinger) Oldham was born on August 7, 1956 in Maquoketa, Iowa, daughter of Cyril and Avalene (Small) Ehlinger. Her pride and strength from her childhood on the family farm molded her into a dedicated mother and grandmother.

Debra graduated from Maquoketa High School and pursued a degree in cosmetology from Stewart School of Hairstyling. Her career took her down many paths, including her passion for teaching. She was an instructor at La James and Bill Hill's College. She was most recently employed at Salon Centric as a Sales Associate.

Debra adored her family and nothing was more important than her three children: Keith, Chelsea and Christa. Time spent with her granddaughers, Louella and Everleigh was an extra blessing and brightened Debra's days. Debra was someone with few words, but her heart and love for her family said it all.

Left to honor her memory are her daughters, Chelsea (Bo) Robinson and Christa (Stephen Runge) Oldham, all of Davenport; and granddaughters, Louella and Everleigh, her mother, Avalene Ehlinger, Maquoketa, Iowa. Siblings: Randy Ehlinger, Zwingle, Iowa, Sandra (Jeff) Mason, DeWitt, Iowa, Lynn (Sharon) Ehlinger, Maquoketa, Iowa and Lori (Dave) Serrano, Davenport, Iowa and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Debra was preceded in death by her beloved favorite son, Keith Oldham in 2019, her father, Cyril and brothers, Gary and Philip. May they reunite and rest in peace.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Jan. 5, 2021.
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Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home
614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803
Funeral Mass
Holy Family Catholic Church
, Davenport, Iowa
Funeral services provided by:
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home
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She was my favorite person to see at salon centric she always remembered me even with a mask on! May she rest in peace and condolences to her loved ones
Abby McMahon
January 7, 2021
You will be sadly missed. You were the best instructor I had. Your friendly smile whenever I came into Salon Centric was a big plus. God bless your family with peace knowing you are in a better place.
Gwen Forsythe
January 6, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you girls and family.
Jacquie Vannoy
January 5, 2021