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Debra Marie Gearhart

Debra Marie Gearhart, age 62, of Nottawa Twp, MI passed away on November 16, 2020 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born on April 24, 1958 the daughter of James Bradford Sr. and Fern (Dingman) Anway in Sturgis, MI. Debra loved to collect antiques, gardening, and always took a lot of pictures. She had a big heart, fostered several children with her husband Steven and loved helping Steve’s mother around the house. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren with all of her heart and she loved spending time with them. She is preceded in her passing by her parents: James Bradford Sr. and Fern (Dingman) Anway; step-father: Allen Anway, and mother in-law: Johnny Mae Gearhart Left to cherish her loving memory is her loving husband: Steven Lee Gearhart; children: Adam Lee (Angela Weinberg) Marchand, Joshua Troy Marchand, Kayla Ann Marie Gearhart, and Kierra Ann Gearhart; step-children: Kiel (Steve) Gearhart-Lucas and Dale Lucas; siblings: Linda (Denny Gates) Bradford, Victoria (Larry Armstong) Bradford, and James Bradford; aunt: Jean Tullas and uncle: Ronald Bradford; brother in-law: Mike (Josephine) Gearhart; father in-law: Dale Gearhart; four grandchildren with the most recent addition Adam Lee Marchand Jr. born on November 8, 2020; several cousins; many special friends; and her pets: Jezzebell and Ruegger. In accordance with Debra’s wishes cremation has taken place and no public service will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made directed to The St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund, 1115 W Michigan Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093. While at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign Debra’s guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. The Gearhart family is being cared for by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.

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I am so very sorry, for your loss. I live in Arizona and was unaware that she was sick, or had passed until now. She was my friend and I will miss her dearly, but will not forget how she touched my life in many ways.

Ellen Jent Nov 27 2020 5:43 PM

I want her back too honey taking everything out of us our hearts are shattered..

Angela marchand Nov 23 2020 5:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Gearhart

Leanna Kauffman Nov 22 2020 4:26 PM

Hi doll,iam so sorry I didn't no you were sick,ive known you all our lives.you helped me so much.ill miss hearing you say baby girl everything is gonna work out.you made going to school an adventure.Thank you.

Sallyjo Woods Nov 22 2020 12:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Gearhart

Sallyjo Woods Nov 22 2020 12:10 PM

We love and miss u beautiful tell the family we love and miss them too

Angela marchand Nov 22 2020 2:51 AM

My handsome husband w his momma the best momma ever

Angela marchand Nov 22 2020 2:50 AM

No one loved this women more then me she was everything to me... Ive lost my bestfriend and ive about lost my way.. I want my momma back

Adam Marchand Nov 22 2020 2:45 AM

Hurts so bad baby boy I miss her so much I hate what them ppl have done

Angela marchand Nov 22 2020 2:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Gearhart

Adam Marchand Nov 22 2020 2:37 AM

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