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Deborah Deere

December 28, 1949 — December 22, 2015

Deborah L. Deere, 65, of Ottumwa, Iowa died at 12:03 a.m. December 22, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born December 28, 1949 in Quincy, IL, to Virgil and Dorotheann Tucker St. Clair. She married Jerry Deere on November 26, 1989.

Deborah was a graduate of Williamstown Community School District in Williamstown, MO. She earned a B.S. from Truman University and a M.S. from the University of Northern Iowa, both in Early Childhood Special Education and taught locally in the Clark Co. R-1 School District.

From 1989 to 2011 she was with the Area Education Agency in Ottumwa as Early ACCESS Regional Coordinator/Liaison.

She was a member of the Bridge in Ottumwa and also of Providence Baptist Church in Williamstown, MO. Deborah was a volunteer at the Ezra Free Clinic, was involved with First Resources and served on the Board of Southern Iowa Mental Health.

Deborah enjoyed Indian Hills basketball, mystery books and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her cabin in Missouri and spending time there with her family. She also enjoyed the Clark County Fair.

Surviving is her husband, Jerry; three sons, Craig (Ar'n) House of Ankeny, IA, Jeremiah and Daniel House both of Ottumwa, IA; 2 grandchildren, Harley House and Fallon House; a sister, Rebecca Woodruff of Tulsa, OK, as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa, IA., with the family present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Providence Baptist Church in Williamstown with Pastor Jay Allison officiating. Burial was in the Providence Cemetery, The family was present one hour prior to the service Saturday. Pianist was Louise St. Clair. Pallbearers were Ryan St. Clair, Mike St. Clair, Scott Welker, Robert Toops, Albert St. Clair and Kellen Schantz.

Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of Missouri arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Providence Cemetery Association.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Providence Baptist Church
20294 St. Hwy. E
Williamstown, Missouri

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 26, 2015
1:00 PM

Providence Baptist Church
20294 St. Hwy. E
Williamstown, Missouri

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