Debra A. Horne, nee Obptande, 61, of Prairie du Rocher, IL, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 17, surrounded by her loving family. Born Debra Ann Obptande on November 27, 1956, in Red Bud, Illinois, “Debbie” grew up in Prairie du Rocher and graduated from Red Bud High School. She married the love of her life, David Horne, on May 31, 1975, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie Du Rocher.
Debbie and Dave lived in Katy, Texas; Decatur, Bement, Hammond, and Red Bud, Illinois. After the Flood of ’93, they moved from Valmeyer to Debbie’s hometown of Prairie Du Rocher.
Debbie enjoyed gardening, sewing, antiquing, swimming, historical reenacting and playing with her boxer Bela. Spending time with her family brought her the most joy though. She was a loving mother to her son Mason and daughter Megan. Many of their childhood friends considered her a second mom. She loved watching her son play baseball and her daughter, softball. In recent years, she continued this tradition by attending her grandsons’ baseball and karate events.
Debbie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and served as secretary treasurer of Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres. She worked as the office manager for various construction companies. She was also an entrepreneur having owned and operated three small businesses including Long Chat de Queue the concession at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site.
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Marcelline (nee Walker) Obptande, and a brother in infancy.
She is survived by her husband, David Horne; children Mason (Staci) Horne and Megan Horne; grandchildren Ryan Horne and Tyler Horne; sisters Lynn (Jim) Jackson, Angie (Scott) Burkhardt, Judy McCormick, & Pam Ripplemeyer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
9:30 AM until time of service Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
10:30 AM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, IL
Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating
Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Prairie du Rocher, IL