Debora Clarkson, 70

Debora Jean Clarkson, 70, of rural Peru, died at 1 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at her home.

She was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Wabash, to Hirmon Lee and Lois (Irelan) Speicher.

Debora was a 1967 graduate of Southwood High School, and attended International Business College, in Fort Wayne. She married Thomas L. Clarkson in Auburn, Indiana on December 4, 1976; he died December 3, 2008. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, oil painting, crafting, and collecting antiques. 

She is survived by her two children, Lora (Lance) Rosencrans of Alexandria, and Andrew Christman of Muncie; three grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Fishback of Wabash, Ryan Christman of Anderson, and Lliam Rosencrans of Alexandria; two great-grandchildren, Mason Fishback and Ella Fishback, both of Wabash.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, Indiana. Friends may call 10 - 11 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Debora may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 03