Debra J. "Deb" Adams

April 14, 1958 - July 2, 2017
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Debra Jane Adams, 59, passed away in Aultman Hospital, on Sunday, July 2, 2017, following a year and a half battle with cancer. She was surrounded by love and peace in the presence of her family as she entered the presence of her Lord.

Born in Dover on April 14, 1958, Deb was the daughter of Martha Hobart and Larry …

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Debra Jane Adams, 59, passed away in Aultman Hospital, on Sunday, July 2, 2017, following a year and a half battle with cancer. She was surrounded by love and peace in the presence of her family as she entered the presence of her Lord.

Born in Dover on April 14, 1958, Deb was the daughter of Martha Hobart and Larry Hobart. After graduating from New Philadelphia, she married her soulmate, Steve Adams, on July 12, 1986.

Deb’s professional career as a retail clerk with Sears spanned 38 years, prior to her illness.

Her love for reading and trivia was known by many; but most importantly, she lived her life as a child of God and as a tremendous friend, wife, and mother, never missing an opportunity to spend time with each.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Steve; her children, Dakota and Chloe; her mother, Martha Hobart; her father and step-mother, Larry and Adelia Hobart; her father and mother-in-law, William and Elizabeth Adams; and her siblings, Shelly (Michael Via) Rushworth, John Hobart, and Lisa (Joe) Mirra, and sister and brother-in-law, Sherry (Rick) Cole and Arnold (Darla) Adams.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church at New Philadelphia. A memorial service will begin at 5 pm with Pastor Jeff Bartell officiating.

Memorial contributions in memory of Deb may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 878 Commercial Ave. S. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 to be used for the church’s summer camp.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

First Baptist Church

Address:

878 Commercial Avenue SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

First Baptist Church

Address:

878 Commercial Avenue SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: April 14, 1958
Died: July 2, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tim Jones posted on 7/9/17

John, Martha, Shelly, Lisa and family, my most sincere condolences for your loss.

 

Donna & Sara Albertson posted on 7/8/17

Sara and I were saddened to hear this news; we love Deb and have wonderful memories of all the fun times we had as soccer moms watching the girls play. She had the brightest smile and was always so caring. I wish i could be there to hug you all but i am out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Dave and Ruthie Meese posted on 7/8/17

Martha and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. She has fought a tough fight for a long time, and now is at rest. Praying that God will comfort you and all of your family in the days ahead.God Bless you all.

 

Melissa Houser posted on 7/8/17

Prayers for Deb's family today as they celebrate her life and passing on to glory, now face to face with her Savior Jesus. Enjoy your times together and remember the wonderful times you had with Deb.

 

Don Hamilton Family (Sears Service) posted on 7/8/17

Deb's friendly smiling face and warn personality was always a joy to behold. To all that knew her she will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Debbie Garabrandt posted on 7/7/17

So sorrry for your loss thinking of you

 

Mary Conley (Sears) posted on 7/6/17

What a wonderful family Deb has. The stories she shared at work of what you kids were involved in always showed how proud she was of you. How lucky she was to have your support during this time. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless,

 

K posted on 7/6/17

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.

 

Cindy & Chuck Cain & family posted on 7/6/17

We are so sorry to hear of Deb's death. Our hearts go out to her family that she loved so very much. Praying that each passing day brings comfort and peace.

 

Shaun & Sue Creager posted on 7/6/17

Dear Steve and family, We are so very sorry, know that our thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family.

 

Jeanne A Ball posted on 7/6/17

Steve and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We know she fought a hard battle and God has been Glorified through it all. We are praying for you and will never forget her and her testimony for Christ! Praying for God's loving arms to hold you all tight. God bless, Jeanne & John Ball

 

Rose York posted on 7/6/17

Dear Adams Family, I pray for you as you endure this time of grief and loss. I cannot begin to imagine what you are experiencing internally, but I sincerely hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is in no more pain, and in the presence of her Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Kim Lenhart posted on 7/6/17

Rest in peace Deb. Deb always had a smile and positive outlook to share. We are praying that family and friends will find comfort in knowing that Deb is in the Father's arms and will be together again in Glory. Can't wait to hear your new voice when we get there.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 7/6/17

Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. My husband and I worked with Larry at Gradall.

 

Stephanie Zahner posted on 7/6/17

Deb was a wonderful co-worker at Sears. She was always so positive, caring and loving. I know she will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Deb

 

Dale & Nancy Smith posted on 7/6/17

May your memories bring you peace comfort and strength. Our Deepest Sympathy to Debra's family,

 

Steve and Teresa Litty posted on 7/6/17

Our family is grieving with you and we pray that the Holy Spirit gives you peace for the days ahead. We have been blessed to know Deb and feel honored that Rachael has been able to be a part of her life. Only God can help us all in this difficult time, and surely His love will sustain us.

 

David Finzer posted on 7/5/17

Steve and family , I grieve with you for your loss and I rejoice with you in knowing that she is at peace with our Lord in heaven! God bless you all!

 

Lurana Baker posted on 7/5/17

Martha and family I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know her but I heard a lot about her from you Martha. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just so you know who I am Paul Robb's sister

 

Brenda Neading posted on 7/5/17

Steve, Dakota, and Chloe, You all have my heart felt sympathy, and my prayers have been with you from the start, and they will continue as you go through this time. Deb was a wonderful person, always smiling, always friendly, and always took time to talk. Cherish the wonderful memories you have. Love and prayers, Brenda Neading

 

Susie Heichel posted on 7/5/17

Shelly, So sorry to hear of your sisters passing. My thougts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your friend always, Susie Cua-Heichel

 

Georgianne Turner posted on 7/5/17

Martha, we are so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. With our deepest sympathy. Greg & Georgianne Turner

 

Donna Gavorsky posted on 7/5/17

So sorry to hear of Deb's passing!! I worked with Deb at Sears. She was always nice to everyone!! May she rest in peace

 

Wanda & Richard Shaffer posted on 7/5/17

Steve you and your family have our deepest sympathy.

 

Angelika fish posted on 7/5/17

to the Adams family I am so sorry for your loss praying for you all and you are all in are thoughts and prayers.

 

Cathy and Dave Mirra posted on 7/5/17

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Our hearts go out to all of you. Love, Cathy and Dave

 

Rhonda Stewart posted on 7/5/17

My heart is broken. I left work Saturday morning having the best interaction with Debbie from great memories of decades past. I promised that I would see her after my 4 days off of work for the holiday - but I just now saw her obituary. I had no idea ....to all of you in her family- some I know, some I dont..... please know the beautiful time I spent with her in her last day! I was so sure I would see her again in my workplace....She was a patient on my floor- transfered to us on my night shift. I saved going to see her until the end of my shift so I could spend quality time with her which was given by God for this I know!!!!! For a nurse, it just goes to prove the value of time spent with loved ones whether friends, family or even unknown individuals....In sympathy and friendship, Love, Rhonda

 

DORIS SUTTON posted on 7/5/17

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I WORKED WITH DEB AT SEARS AND WHEN I RETIRED I STOPPED IN AT THE STORE DEB ALWAYS WAS FRIENDLY, MISSED VISITING WITH HER, SHE WILL SURELY BE MISSED, GOD HAS GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL. SYMPATHY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, GOD BLESS

 

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