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Debra L. Lima
  • Calhoun County Animal Center (an Animal Shelter)
    165 South Union Street
    Battle Creek, MI 49014
  • ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    P.O. Box 96929
    Washington, DC 20090-6929

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“I had the pleasure of getting to know Debbie when she worked at a hair salon in Marshall. We lost touch after she left the hair salon, and I am...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Ann Rozsi - Marshall, MI

“Dear Steve, Amanda & family,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We were saddened to hear about Debbie's death. She was so kind to...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Tory and Bill Burrows - IL

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Debbie would come to Maplewood to cut my hair always greeting me with a cheerful smile and interesting conversation. She...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Bernie Oleksa ... Virginia Jeffery - MI

“So sorry to hear of my friend passing. Even though she was not a part of my daily life I will remember her as my best childhood friend since sixth...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Shelly (Mapes) Wesolek - MI

“I will miss my Cousin Debbie very much. She was very good to my Mom & Dad and all of our family....she will be missed. Thank you Debbie for all you...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Dave & Marilyn Burrows - AZ

“I was a neighbor of Debbie's when she lived in Jackson we grew up together . She was a fun loving great person, always smiling very kind a true...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Sanders - Jackson, MI

“❤((()))❤ ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Ranay - Battle Creek, NE

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8 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Ranay - Battle Creek, MI

“I was good friends with Debbie back in the 70's. I lost contact with her but still thought about her often. I will cherish my great memories and...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie (Richardson) Parisho - MI

“Steve and Amanda I was stunned to hear that Debbie has passed, I worked with her at Dare products where we became good friends. I have great memories...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: renee cavinder - battle creek, MI

“We wish to extend our deepest condolences. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Palmers Barber Shop - Marshall, MI

“Steve and Amanda, My Love to both of you and may God be with you and protect you. Debbie was like my forth daughter I loved her with all my heart. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Aunt Dorothy - Battle Creek, MI

“Steve and Amanda ,I am so sorry for your Loss. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Eveline - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so lucky to have such a special best friend like Debbie We can only pay tribute to my Dear Friend by remembering her legacy and never forgetting...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Lewellyn - Whitehall, MI

“RIP Debbie ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Margie Wilcox - Jackson, MI

“I am so glad Debbie and I reconnected this past year.We were great friends in the late 70's early 80's. I stood up for her when she married Amanda's...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Margie Wilcox - Jackson, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your Family. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Eveline Cox - Batle Creek, MI

“Please accept my deepest sympathy for your great loss. I pray that Almighty God provide peace and strength as you endure this very difficult time. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Sandra Williams - Battle Creek, MI

“Steve, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I can only imagine how devastating such an unexpected loss must be. God bless you and your...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Taylor - Battle Creek, MI

“Steve and Amanda your in my thoughts and prayers love you guys. God Bless! Uncle Bob ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Robert Lima - Fall River,, MA

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Debra L. Lima, 57, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 unexpectedly at home. She was born July 15, 1957 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Richard and Mary M. (Horsch) Barnes. Debra grew up in Jackson, MI and was a 1975 graduate of Jackson High School and a graduate of Select Beauty School in 1975. Debra was the hair stylist at NorthPointe Woods for many years and had formerly worked at Dare Products from 1986-2008.

On April 15, 1989 Debra L. Barnes was united in marriage to Steven A. Lima at 1st Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband Steve, Debra is survived by a daughter, Amanda (Corey) Ellis and a granddaughter Madelyn Ellis all of Shelby Township. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Debra enjoyed gardening, watching birds in her yard, cross-stitch, baking and spending time with her family.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

A celebration of Debra's life will be held at the funeral home 10:00 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015 with the Very Rev. Fr. John D. Fleckenstein V.E officiating.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Calhoun County Animal Shelter, 165 Union St S, Battle Creek, MI 49014 or ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128-6804. Personal remembrances or messages for the family may be placed here at