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Debra Anne Peavler, age 69, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, in the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, with her family by her side. She was born in Groton, Connecticutt, on September 19, 1953, the daughter of John Donald and Julia Ann Hussing Welch.

Debra graduated from Nile C. Kinnich High School in Yokosuka, Japan Class of 1972. Her father was in the Navy, and they traveled to a new base every three years. Seeing a lot of the United States and Japan. While in Japan, Debra climbed Mt. Fuji. Debra worked at Ortech, Hollister, Con-Agra Foods, several restaurants, and retired from Kraft Foods in 2015. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, cooking and she cherished spending time with her family.

Surviving are five children, Mark (Michelle) Peavler of Knox City, MO, Travis Peavler and friend Colby Anderson of Novelty, MO, Alan (Crystal) Peavler of Novelty, MO, Regina Doss of Knox City, MO, and Shania Ewalt and friend Mat Rockhold of Knox City, MO; one sister, Diana Owen of Williston, VT; grandchildren, Chelsea Bisch, Jared and Alyssa Peavler, Colton (Rachel) Peavler, Ella and Lane Peavler, MaKennah and Jennah Peavler, Addy and Karter Doss, Kaysleigh and Brynleigh Hamlin; great grandchildren, Connor and Adam Peavler, Braxten Smith, and one on the way; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins she thought the world of.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James David Peavler; and one brother, John E. Welch.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and services will follow at 11 a.m.

Burial will be at a later date in Novelty Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Knox County Nutrition Site. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.