Debra “Debbie” J. Gheen, 49, of Racine, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on August 2, 2012, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, in the Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center. Born September 19, 1962, in Melrose, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Hugh McIlwraith Sr. of Stoneham Mass., and the late Christine A. Norton Green. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her father, Hugh, Sr., she is survived by her husband, Bruce Gheen whom she married on May 25, 1997, in Pomeroy; her sisters, Penny (Dave) Jones, of Jackson, Ohio, and Laura Brubaker, of Chesterfield, Virginia; her brothers, Hugh McIlwraith Jr., of Florence, South Carolina, and Phillip Green, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her step-brothers and sisters, Ray Green, Kenny Green, Diane Moore, Juanita Green, and David Holocomb, all of Pomeroy; and numerous nieces and nephews still survive.
In addition to her mother Christine, she is preceded in death by a step-sister, Kim Green.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care Debbie received during her stay.
In keeping with Debbie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home of Pomeroy. Pastor Diana Kinder will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd. Worthington, OH 43085.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com.