Debbie Richey, 48, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her home. Born April 18, 1971 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Jules Dewayne Richey and Sue Ellen (Egoff) Richey.
She had attended South Side and Elmhurst High School. Debbie worked as a nurse's aid at Lutheran Hospital, waitressed and at Magnavox. In 1990 while working at Magnavox, she met her best friend and companion for the next 28 years, Dennis Smith II. She loved being with her family, listening to music, dancing and doing crosswords.
Survivors include her father, Jules Dewayne Richey, of Columbia City; daughter, Virginia Smith; brothers, Sheldon (Jessica) Richey, of New Haven and Tommy (Tara) Richey, of Fort Wayne; father- and mother-in-law, Dennis and Cheryl Smith; sisters-in-law, Trisha (Tom) Minnick, Trudy Smith and Lynn (Dennis) Ogden; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Ellen Richey.
Funeral services will begin at 1p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City with visitation an hour prior. Pastor Steve Johnson, of Oak Grove Church of God will be officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her mom at Eberhard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toward her final expenses, ICO DeMoney-Grimes. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences online.
REST IN PEACE NO MORE PAIN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GOD MUST OF NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY DICK & BEV & BUTCH
Dennis and Virginia
I am so sorry for your loss. i am always here for ya brother...My Thoughts and Prayers are with you
She was a wonderful Niece. I have alot of memories. The best one was when she ask me to teach her how to cook. She learned quick. We had alot of good and fun times in the kitchen.
Dennis and Virginia
I am so sorry for your loss.
I so enjoyed talking to Deb when we would pick Virginia up
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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