Debra Rae Jones
January 31, 1947 - June 21, 2016
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Debra Rae Jones, 69, of Springfield, MO, (formerly of Manson/Marshalltown/Cedar Rapids) died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, of complications from heart valve replacement surgery. She was born January 31, 1947, in Sioux City, Iowa. The daughter of the late Lorene and Ray Wallace, her body was cremated, and her life will be celebrated during a private…

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Connie Tapps Ringlee left a message on July 2, 2016:
Dear Dale and Margie, I was shocked and saddened when I opened the Manson Journal and saw Debbie’s obituary. This isn’t supposed to happen to us this soon. I just spent an hour looking through old Manson High School yearbooks. Debbie was in so many pictures. I remember those music contests when she was rushing from room to room with her hands full of music, accompanying the rest of us, while she was also performing her own solos and groups. (Margie, I think you were the accompanist for the groups she was in.) I also remember the plays and musicals we were in together. She was truly a Renaissance woman and the most talented member of our class. My lasting memory of Debbie, however, is her radiant smile that could light up a room. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Kristy Koranda left a message on July 1, 2016:
Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time. I worked with Dale at The Gazette from ’98 to ’04.
Angela Eckley left a message on June 29, 2016:
I am very sorry for your family’s loss. I worked with Deb many nights in the ED. I always knew the night would be better if she was at guest relations. She was a very special woman. On slow nights we would talk for hours. She was very proud of her family and talked about them every time I worked with her. I’m so very glad that her and Dale were finally able to make the move to Missouri to be closer and have that time together. She will be missed by many.
Duane Davis left a message on June 29, 2016:
Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you.
Stephanie Chambers left a message on June 24, 2016:
I never met you Debra, but I can say with absolute certainty that your husband cherished you. The sadness in his voice when he called the rescue was clear, and I wish only the best for your family. Dale, I find it exceedingly kind that in your darkest hour you chose to do something so positive in her name. For that reason we are naming our newest conure room the “Debra Rae Flight.” From all of us at A Parrot’s Perch we want to express out deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sincerely, Stephanie Chambers Director A Parrot’s Perch
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Julie McNulty left a message on June 24, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. She was a great co-worker and beautiful person. Deb was a blessing to all who came in contact with her at St Lukes. I know I am better for having known her. Thank you for sharing her with us. Your pain we share. Julie McNulty Guest Relations St Lukes
Barbara Berns, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Luke's, Cedar Rapids, IA left a message on June 24, 2016:
We are so saddened by the sudden death of Deb. Deb was a volunteer at St. Luke’s in the ED for over 3 years and donated almost 300 hours. She was consequently hired in the ED because of all the wonderful traits that you named in her obituary. She truly was one of the kindest souls I have had the pleasure to know. I would often stop and chat with Deb on my way out of the hospital after late night volunteer orientations. She would share stories of her children and grandchildren and just how much they meant to her. She loved you all deeply. She will be missed.
Scott Nohre left a message on June 24, 2016:
I always looked forward to volunteering at St Lukes with Deb. Matt, Dale and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carole & John Devlin left a message on June 24, 2016:
We are saddened by your loss. Deb was one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
Chris Miller left a message on June 23, 2016:
Matt, My deepest sympathies to you are your family at this time. May the memories of much happier times spent with your mom help you get through this time of sorrow. Chris Miller
Dottie Huerter left a message on June 23, 2016:
Dale, Melanie and Matt .. my deepest sympathy to you all. You will be in my prayers.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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