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Debbie Whitesell

September 30, 1958 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Debbie Whitesell Obituary

Debbie Whitesell, 65, Dunkirk, died Sunday December 3, 2023 at home following an extended illness.  Born in Norton, Virginia, she moved with her family to Dunkirk at a young age and graduated from Jay County High School in 1977.  Debbie was a banker for over 30 years and retired in 2008 as the Chief Operating Officer at First Financial Bank in Hartford City.  She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and Neighborhood Crime Watch, was a former member of The Dunkirk Foundation, and had served on the Dunkirk Library board.  Debbie loved to read. She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes, traveling – including trips to Gatlinburg with Chris, and most importantly she loved being with family – especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters: Nicole Knoth (husband: Dave), Ft. Wayne, and Lauren Whitesell, Ft. Wayne; brothers: Gordon Lowe (wife: Ginger), Redkey, Clarence Lowe (wife: Marty), Centre, AL, Alton Lowe (wife: Reba), Dunkirk, and Warren Lowe (wife: Jan), Portland; sister: Jennie Henry (husband: Dick), Redkey; mother-in-law: Aloma Whitesell, Dunkirk; brothers-in-law: Junior Price, Dunkirk, Danny R. Whitesell (wife: Carol), Dunkirk, and Mike Whitesell (wife: Brenda), Dunkirk; sister-in-law: Robin Hayden (husband: Kip), Dunkirk; grandchildren: Sydney, Abram, Chloe, and Ethan Christopher; nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Chris Whitesell; parents: Raymond & Inez (Anderson) Lowe; sister: Sharon Price; sisters-in-law: Ruthann Lowe and Florene Lowe; father-in-law: Richard “Dick” Whitesell; nephews: Jarrod Whitesell and one who died in infancy, and niece: Theresa Lowe who died in infancy.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2023 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Dunkirk I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Friday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to The Dunkirk Foundation, P.O. Box 202, Dunkirk, IN 47336.

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December 8, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320


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