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Quernheim Funeral Home
Friday October 7th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Quernheim Funeral Home
Saturday October 8th, 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Deborah Lynn Simpher

Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Simpher, née Baker, 68, of Aurora, IL, formerly of Waterloo, passed away on Saturday September 10, 2022. She was born on June 4, 1954, in East St. Louis, IL, to Flossie Luella (née Colston) and John Edward Baker.

    Debbie is survived by her children Denise Voelker (Reinaldo Meirelles) and Andrew (Karen) Voelker, and grandchildren Logan and Dane Voelker. Debbie is also survived by her mother Luella Baker and sisters, Regina (Darrell) Sons, Pamela Mathews and Jonna (Roger) Rickert; her Aunt Marietta (Bob) Sprague, loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Debbie was preceded in death by her husband Gregory Simpher, son Eric Michael Voelker, father John Baker and brother-in-law Roger Lee Stearns Sr.

    Debbie loved fishing with her grandsons, cooking/baking, knitting/crocheting (especially after figuring out Pinterest!) and planning special moments for others. She had a keen sense of humor and a loving, generous nature that will be dearly missed.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Memorial Visitation:
    4 PM to 7 PM Friday, October 7, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
    12 PM to 3 PM Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

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A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Simpher

Tom and Donna Moye Sep 28 2022 1:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Simpher

PattI Sensel Brandt Sep 25 2022 4:13 PM

Although I only knew Debbie for less than 2 years, I so enjoyed her company. She was a great neighbor, a wonderful friend and a fun walking companion. I miss her greatly! My deepest condolences to her family.

Mary Vong Sep 23 2022 9:59 PM

Sending hugs and prayers to u and your entire family Pam. So sorry for your loss 😥😥

Nancy Schanz Sep 23 2022 8:52 PM