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Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church
Friday February 4th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church
Saturday February 5th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Debra E. Christy

Debra E. Christy, 63 of Jackson Center, passed away on January 30, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 21, 1958 in Franklin to Robert and Wilda (Stallsmith) Boyd.

She married her beloved husband, Garth Duane Christy on August 13, 1977, he survives at home. She is also survived by her parents, three children; Keith Duane (Kim) Christy, Douglas Armstrong (Amanda) Christy, and Sherri Lynn (Chris) Baer, five grandchildren; Arabella and Ian Baer, Paige Haslet, and Mira and Jack Christy, siblings; Scott (Donna) Boyd, Lynn (Rich) Eckley, and brother-in-law Steven Christy

She is also survived by many dear friends; Jan Anderson whom she enjoyed biking with for countless hours on many trails for over 20 years, Ulrike Gossen who came into her life and heart in 2000, she lived in their home for 10 months from Paderborn, Germany, she and her husband, Hans, have two children, Jonathan and Miriam. Deb and Duane enjoyed four trips to Germany with Ulrike serving as tour guide.

She is survived by many other dear friends, too many to mention, they know who they are.

She was preceded in death by her in-laws; Garth and Dorothy Christy, and sister-in-law Donna (Joe) Stewart

Deb was truly blessed with a wonderful family and her dearest friend and husband, Duane, life with Duane was an adventure. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed many special mother-daughter moments with Sherri.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Stoneboro & Sandy Lake

Visitation will take place from 4 pm – 7 pm on Friday, February 4, at the Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, 3096 Sandy Lake-Grove City Rd, Stoneboro, PA 16153. A Funeral service will take place at the church on Saturday, February 5, at 11 am, with the Pastor Adam J. Simcik, officiating.

The funeral service will be livestreamed to the funeral home's Facebook page. 

Private interment will take place at Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.

Memorials can be made in Deb's name to SLW Church, PO Box 275, Sandy Lake, PA 16145.  Donations from this will be sent to La Gonave Hospital in Haiti.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.RoseAndBlackFH.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Debra Christy, please visit our flower store.


To Deb's family, this comes late as I've just learned of Deb's passing. Perhaps today, tho, you needed to hear a word of shared sorrow for the profound loss you feel. You have my deepest condolences. Deb and I first met in elementary school. Even as a child i knew there was something truly special about Deb. She was one of the kindest, gentlest souls that ever blessed this world. With the raw early days of her passing now gone I pray you are finding peace and comfort in the many memories you shared. May the light of the love she had for you, all, brighten the sadness.

Karen Frantz Vanco Jun 28 2022 6:12 AM

Deb will be missed by all she knew. She is no longer suffering in this world and is at peace. Love and prayers for all. The Georgia Boyds

Sharen Deignan Feb 5 2022 10:29 AM

Deb was amazing! We so enjoyed her when she would come to work with Duane or come to our parties. Duane you are a part of our family. God hold you close!

Todd and Jackie Feb 3 2022 9:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Christy

Patty Ritenour Feb 3 2022 4:59 PM

Our sincere condolences to the Christy's family , Debbie is in my fond memories of my childhood and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers for the family .

Calvin Oliver Feb 2 2022 6:37 PM

My sincere condolences, and prayers for those who loved Deb. John R. Tyson (friend of Rich & Lynn)

John Tyson Feb 2 2022 12:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Christy

Dianne Pearce Petrack Feb 1 2022 8:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Christy

The Parimuha Family Feb 1 2022 7:27 PM

To Duane, Keith, Doug and Sherri;

We were shocked to hear about Deb passing away. we are praying for you and your family.

Rick Tuesdell Feb 1 2022 5:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Christy

Rick Tuesdell Feb 1 2022 5:20 PM

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