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Deborah S. "Debbie" Martin

Deborah S. "Debbie" Martin

Deborah S. Martin age 63, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5:01 p.m. in Quincy's Blessing Hospital.
Born May 28, 1956 in Joliet, IL Debbie was a daughter of Silas E. and Faye Dean (Hilliard) Martin. She was of baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Debbie had survived lung cancer after being diagnosed 21 years ago and had lived with Stage 4 kidney disease for five years. She was an avid walker. Debbie was a joy to know, and she never met a stranger. As the employees that worked with Debbie at Transitions said, she added to the life of everyone who knew her. She had a deep faith in God as her savior.

Debbie loved and appreciated the generosity of this community over-the-years, especially from Transitions, her doctors and nurses and her friends at Firehouse bar where she had coffee every morning for decades surrounded by her loving friends. She had a phenomenal memory, was a great listener, she was thoughtful and generous. If you knew Debbie, you probably had received many cards from her for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.

Survivors include her two sisters, Nancy Martin of Santa Fe, TX; Ruth Bettenhausen of Washougal, WA; and a brother, Mark Martin of Goodlettsville, TN. Two nephews Zachery and Benjamin and a niece, Rachael. Her Aunt Pat Taylor and many cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parent and two brothers.
Private services are planned for Debbie. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Transition of Western Illinois. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Judy Taylor Hervey
Elgin, OK
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My mother, Pat Taylor and I send sincere condolences to the Martin family. We are deeply saddened and in mourning even though we can't be there. Rest in peace, Debbie. May God's blessings bring comfort to Ruth, Nancy and Mark.
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sheila
quincy, IL
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To Debbie's family, please know what a joy Debbie was to visit with. She was a regular at my place of employment for many years. She spoke of her family often and was always so happy to receive cards and phone calls. I will miss Debbie and our conversations. Rest in peace with the Lord Debbie
From:
Reta Webster
Quincy, IL
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I knew Debbie for several years and had the honor and privledge of working with her, I was always amazed at how well she remembered things, she was so kind, caring and thoughtful, and always gave me a card for different holidays and my birthday. She was a positive impact on my life and so many others and she will never be forgotten.
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Sheila
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy to Debbie's family. I was very saddened to learn of her passing. I enjoyed visiting with Debbie when she came to my place of employment. I want you to know how much she talked of her family and enjoyed receiving your cards and phone calls. You all were very important to her. Debbie was always on the go, walking, shopping, and visiting with her friends. I will miss you Debbie, rest in peace.
From:
Corinne Speegle
Quincy, IL
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I knew of her from the building we shared with alot of people .. Very sweet lady .. Fly high with the angels
From:
Christine Smith
Quincy, IL
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She lived at the lampe . never bothered anyone. My hearr hurts for her family. May she rest in eternal peace
From:
Pat Miller
Quincy, IL
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Deb was joy to every one she met. She taught me unconditional love and to accept individuals as they are.

Deb never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. I've many cards that I received from her.

She was one special lady. I will miss you Deb. You were my angel here on earth and I'm glad God let our paths cross.

Blessings and much love to the family.
From:
Linda Huoni
Santa Fe, TX
Comments:
Dear Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss if your sister. It is never easy to loose such a loving young sister. I am sure she will be dearly missed. Love to you and your family.
From:
Michelle Campbell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Rest in peace with the Lord. Debbie will be missed at The Firehouse! So thoughtful and sweet as could be! I don't know how I'll be able to remember everyone's info without her! Fly high!
From:
Shannon Everett
Houston, TX
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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and all the friends that Debbies kind soul touch throughout her life. Prayers for peace strength and comfort for all.
From:
Cheryl Williams
SANTA FE, TX
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I'm am so sorry for your loss of your dear sister. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.
From:
Lisa
Quincy, IL
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My heart was very heavy to hear the passing of Debbie 💔 She always had such kind words when talking about her family. Always glad to receive calls or cards from them. She was so proud of each and everyone of them. I loved to visit with Debbie when I would see her. Debbie and I shared the same date of May 28th it was her Birthday and my Anniversary wish she NEVER forgot. Always loved to get her cards and Sheila and I never forgot her at Christmas because we new how she liked gifts. She will always be remembered in ours heats and will be deeply missed. Condolences to her family and know she was loved by many❤️
From:
Chris Wood
Bowen, IL
Comments:
i'm glad I got to know you Deb..may God's angels surround you from wingtips to wingtips🙏🏻
From:
Kylla Stevenson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My heart aches hearing the news of Deb’s passing. I only knew her for a short time while I worked at Transitions, but she was such a blessing to all who had the chance to know her. We’ll miss you Deb. Sending love and prayers to her family and friends ❤️