Chesterton Tribune

Deborah Debbie Highsmith service set

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Deborah “Debbie” Lynne Highsmith, age 51, of Chesterton passed away in her home Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 surrounded by her family. She was 51.

She was born March 9, 1959 in El Paso, Texas to Earl and Wilda (Craft) Hughes. She was the Dietary Department Manager for Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center. Debbie was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post #451, and the Amarillo Star Dance Club.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, “Jerry” Highsmith of Chesterton; children Daniel Highsmith of Valparaiso and daughter Amanda Force (husband Brad) of South Bend; mother Wilda Hughes of Valparaiso; grandchildren Daniel Robert Earl Highsmith and Nevaeh Highsmith; brothers Mike Hughes of Portage and Matthew Hughes of Valparaiso; sister Diana Hayes (Bruce) of Canada; and her beloved and faithful companion dog, Tasha.

She was preceded in death by her father Earl Hughes, Sr.; a brother Earl Hughes, Jr.; and a sister Carole Hughes.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Burial will follow in Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Posted 10/18/2010