Deborah A. Sheets

September 7, 2013

Deborah A. Sheets 53, of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 9:50 p.m. on September 7, 2013 at her home. Born April 22, 1960 in Lebanon, IN to James Brewer and Vera M. (Stevens) Robison. She was formerly married to Michael W. Cook and Timothy J. Sheets and they divorced. A lifelong Frankfort resident, Deborah was a 1978 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School. She received her BS in General Studies from Indiana University and her teaching certificate in history from Indiana University in 2008. Deborah was a department manager at Wal-Mart, a paraprofessional with Frankfort Senior High School, a Carroll County adult education director and worked with the Clinton County Adult Education Program. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and had formerly attended Michigantown United Methodist Church. She was a past president of Frankfort Music Parents; past president of Michigantown United Methodist Women’s Circle, past Education Director of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of Zonta. Deborah considered herself a lifelong learner.

Visitation and Services

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 13th at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Companion: Robert W. Swanke of Frankfort, Daughters: Candice R. Cook of Maryland and Lindsey E. (Aaron) Harper of Frankfort, Son: Matthew E. Sheets of Michigantown, Brothers: Rick A. (Pam) Brewer of Noblesville, Joseph (Margie) Robison of Cleveland, OH, Paul Brewer of West Lafayette and Mark (Donna) Brewer of Katy, TX, Sisters: Diane (Roger) Norris of Pendleton and Sharon (Mike) Brewer of Chalmers, Step Mother: Ellen Brewer of Chalmers, 2 Grandchildren: Austin Kai Harper and Makayla Elisabeth Harper.

Preceded by:

Her parents and one brother.


36 Condolences for “Deborah A. Sheets”

  1. TJ Gillis September 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    All of my sympathies to you Candi and your family. All of your friends here in Maryland are thinking about you. Take comfort in being with your family and loved ones now.

  2. Teresa Wainscott Inglis September 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Debbie, you were a constant joy in this life, and I know you are living in joy now and forever. My warmest condolences to the many who loved you. We will see her again.

  3. Roger & Pamela Kipp September 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Candi Cook & Family, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Deborah. Take care and God bless you at this time of sadness and grieving.

  4. Terry L Flood September 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    My dear friend, you will be missed by so many people, but you are in a better place now, please yell Terry C, I said hello.

  5. Deb Walker September 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    To Debbie’s family and friends.. how lucky you all are to have been a part of this wonderful loving and beautiful woman’s life.
    She was and will continue to be an inspiration to me. She taught me a couple of life lessons that I will live by throughout my life.
    She is now walking in gods beauty and love where she so deserves to be. May god bless each of you during this time.
    It was an honor, privileged and a blessing knowing Deb.

  6. Judi Reecer September 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Fly with the Angels. You were a fantastic woman and an inspiration to many.

    You will missed

  7. Marti (Harris) Van Court September 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Debbie was a wonderful person; and I was really amazed at her positive attitude, even when faced with illness and fatigue. Her faith in God was such an inspiration to me. I can remember attending church with her at Jefferson UMC as teenagers. My condolences to her children, other family members and to Bob. Very sorry for your loss.

  8. Donna Reagan September 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Debbie….I have known her for what seems like forever, what a wonderful friend and co-worker she was. Her spirit will be with us all and she will be missed. Her strength was an inspiration to us all and she is finally free from the pain .. Fly high, Debbie, fly high, and I will never forget you, Always Donna

  9. Penny (Millikan) Horton September 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Debbie had a big heart and you were right there in the middle of it. She always talked so great of you. I will always remember the caring person that she was. She loved you to the end of time. Thinking of you in your difficult time.
    Penny Horton

  10. JoAnn Pearson September 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Dear Candi, Lyndsey, and Matt,
    I so loved getting to know your mother through the CCHS Band and swim programs! She has inspired me in my faith journey with God since the moment we met all those years ago. Her encouragement to others is not often found. May you know that you are in our prayers! May you know God’s peace as you journey through the next steps in your lives without your mother’s physical presence….always knowing that she will instead be standing at your side forever now!

    Sincerest condolences from the our family…JoAnn Pearson & Charlie Webb, Ana & John Kalbfell, Ben & Emily Pearson, and Ted Pearson.

  11. Becca Earl September 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Go Rest High on the Mountain and dance on the streets of gold dear friend! I will see you again one day. Candi, Matt, and Lindsey, my heart goes out to you…. but take comfort in knowing that He welcomed your mom into the gates of heaven with open arms! ♥

  12. Karhy Laird September 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I will miss seeing Debbie’s smiling face at Wal-Mart but most of all I will miss her Facebook posts…
    Love & Prayers to the family!!

  13. Julie Laque September 10, 2013 at 12:43 am

    So sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. We worked together awhile back at Wal-mart. She was a sweet person. RIP Deb

  14. Carol M Thomas September 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

    She was a very sweet lady, always smiling when at work, she will be missed.

  15. Sue Wright September 10, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Candi, and to your family. Your mother was a wonderful person. All who knew her were blessed. She endured so much and did it so well. God be with you.

  16. Robert Grafton September 10, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Debbie’s family and my friend Bob,

    You have my most sincere condolences. Debbie is quite a remarkable person and has been a strength in all of our lives in some sort or fashion. I was fortunate enough to sit down and visit in length her and Bob, while I was up visiting for the class reunion. Our discussion revolved around her being at peace with the situation at hand. Her faith was firm and her resolve calm. I just wanted to tell you that she will be missed by many and loved by all. Truly a remarkable and caring person.

    Debbie…Thanks for being such a great life long friend to me. From when we met in Kindergarten until now, no matter how long it was before we spoke or the distance apart, it was just like yesterday when we would pick back up again. I believe that everyone has a past that builds the fabric of who they are and become. I am very happy and blessed to say that you have been part of mine. I’ll miss you and see you on the other side 🙂

  17. Lonette Shuler Parker September 10, 2013 at 4:16 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Deb will be missed by so many. She touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Such an inspiration to all. I am so grateful to have her as my dear friend. Deb ,Sharon, Janet and I were inseparable growing up on Homewood Dr. We had so many fond memories. Love you Deb!

    • Robin (Galvin) Brantner September 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Candi, Lyndsey & Matt:
      I am so very sorry for your loss. Debbie was one amazing lady, mother and sister. I don’t remember a time that there wasn’t a smile on her face. A real hoot to be around. I am very blessed to have met and known your mom from growing up on Homewood Drive. Have a lot of fond memories of her. I will miss her dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again Debbie, Fly High my friend and RIP!!!

  18. Paul & Joni Hendrix September 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    My heart goes out to the family at this time. What a wonderful women, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. I will miss her so much. Blessings to you and yours at this time.

  19. Debbie Lysko September 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Debbie you were a very special angel put on this earth for such a short time. You brought joy to so many around you. You were always concerned with others, even during your illness. I really enjoyed talking to you wherever I saw you. I will really miss your smiling face, your good attitude and loving ways with friends and family and your trust in the Lord. May God be with your family during this sad, sad time. The ones left here on earth are so sad too, but I am remembering how you were so full of life here on earth and the joy you brought each and every one of us. You set a good example for all of us to follow. You will be missed greatly.

  20. Norma & Allen Melson September 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    A life well-lived. A woman well-loved. Debbie was an inspiration to us all with her positive attitude and ready smile. Blessed to call her friend.

  21. Steve Rohrabaugh September 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    To Debbie’s family and loved ones, Your Mom, sister and companion was one of the finest persons that I have had the pleasure to have known. Always smiling, always upbeat and always caring for others. Even when the end was approaching, she would smile and say that she was going to be fine! I am sure that on Saturday evening, she was greeted by our Lord saying, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant”. Deb, have a good rest; you fought a good fight and did it all with such dignity and grace! Till we see each other again…

  22. Joe and Julie Mink September 11, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Deb, what a spectacular lady. Never, ever a mean word toward anyone. Smiling face and kind words. When it was difficult to see the humanity in some people, you helped me see it. If anyone was an angel on Earth, it was you. Rest easy friend and know….you made a difference and will be missed. Truly.

  23. Lori (Carlson) Pierson September 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Dear Sharon,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the peace, love and comfort that only He can give. Much love,
    Lori & David

  24. Cindy Reeder September 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Bob, Candi, Lindsey, Matthew and family,
    There are no words to explain the loss of such a sincere and caring person. Debbie’s attitude was uplifting and inspirational to everyone who’s lives she touched, she will be greatly missed. May God give you comfort in this difficult time and know that we will see her again. Debbie you were a great source of support for me and I am in awe of your grace and peace of the hand you were dealt, thank you my friend.

  25. Ray and Charlene(Abston) Taylor September 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I have know Deb for several years. She had her ups and downs, but always had a smile and a good word to say. She was very proud of her children and loved her grandchildren very much. My youngest son had problems with school but Debbie was the one who told us about Adult Learning Center. Because of this Toby was able to get his GED. Deb was also a very good friend to my oldest son Douglas. He love to work and spend time with her. He always told me that she made him laugh. I could go on and on. But your Mom was very special person to me has a classmate, friend, and co worker. My prayers are with you all. May we all make it to heaven to see her again.

  26. Darryl Reed Gunyon September 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    You’re my hero Deb, rest in peace, will greatly miss you. Candi, Lindsay and Matt, all my prayers are with you during the difficult days ahead.

  27. Deanna Morningstar September 12, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Debbie was one of my oldest friends, she was always there for me. Debbie had the ability to know when her voice would be needed to be heard on my phone. She is missed and I pray for her family as they deal with their loss,

  28. Ricky Bybee September 12, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Deepest sympathy to the family. I will miss you immensely my dear friend. Until we see you again, Ricky

  29. Janice Adams Beene September 12, 2013 at 2:56 am

    My deepest condolences to Debbie’s family and friends. She will be missed. Blessings upon you all.

  30. Ken Walters September 12, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Deb faced her mortality in the most amazing way. A wonderful model to follow. Deb, you make me want to be brave! Now you dine with the King!

  31. Michal Haney September 12, 2013 at 6:43 am

    What a wonderful mother, friend, and person. She had such a great zeal for life with a smile for all. She will be missed by anyone who had an opportunity to meet her. God go with you.

  32. Gary Showers September 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Deb, your strength the past months has been unbelievable. We are all so proud of you and your entire family, as you fought the battle of a lifetime. Our family was so happy we were able to share dinner together in July. When you see Dad, please thank him for buying. Please start planning the next Stevens Reunion, as we will all be joining you soon.

  33. Tom and Jane Sheets September 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Candi, Lindsey, and Matt,
    Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Know your mother is very proud of her three children. You are to be admired for the caring and kindness that you expressed to your mother during her difficult time. Stay together and be strong. Love, Uncle Tom and Aunt Jane

  34. Cindi Cole September 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    To Debbie’s family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Debbie was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. She was an inspiration to me and countless others. Her grace, determination and faith never waivered during her long battle. While this earth has lost an angel, Heaven has gained another. Rest well and fly high, sweet Debbie!

    Cindi Cole

  35. Clayton & Jennifer Hughes September 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Debbie’s Family,

    Debbie was a wonderful person to work with. Always smiling even when the day was very stressful. She was truly a fighter. You will be missed but we shall met again. Our condolences to her family.

    Clayton and Jennifer Hughes

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