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Memorial Service

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Saturday April 28th, 2018

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Debra A. Horne

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: 
Donor's Choice

Memorial Visitation:
9:30 AM until time of service Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church   

Memorial Service:
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

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A candle was lit in memory of Debra Horne

Kathy Mayer Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

My Family and I send our condolences and prayers. Rest easy Debbie . You will be missed by all.

Leanna Million Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. Deb was such a nice person! I'm going to miss her interesting posts on Facebook.

Lyn May Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Dear Debbie. Your friendliness and smiles will always be etched in my heart. My sincere condolences to your family and to he many friends you left behind.

Laura Brown Hoevel Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies I will be praying for you all...

Shaun Riedell Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss...

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