Debbie Sue, nee Oyler, Combs, 51, of Freeburg, IL; born February 12, 1963 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Debbie was a nursing caregiver. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Jerry and Barbara, nee Walker, Oyler.
She is survived by her husband Brian Combs whom she married on September 18, 1981 in Freeburg, IL. Her children – Matthew (Shelly) Combs of Mascoutah, IL; Jeremy (fiancé Stephanie Hitchcock) Combs of Belleville, IL; Melissa (fiancé Dustin Patterson) Combs of Freeburg, IL. Her grandchildren – Madalynn Combs; Gabrielle Combs; Lydia Combs; Abigail Combs; Addison Combs; Taylor Patterson; Caden Patterson. 1 sister – Michelle (Gene) Perkinson of Troy, IL. 1 brother – Steven Oyler of Freeburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Visitation: Friends may call from at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00pm with Pastor Bruce Combs officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
I am so sorry for your passing. I will never forget playing softball in Smithton with you. Your father was the best coach ever. I’m praying for your family and hoping they will find the strength to survive without you. Love and prayers to your family. Mary Yarber(childhood friend)
Posted by: Mary Zaiter (Yarber) – Elmhurst, IL – childhood friend Mar 21, 2014
I have thought about you often over the years Debbie. We lived in the same neighborhood, just a block away from each other. We had so much fun playing softball in the what was then a vacant lot next to Stehl’s house and riding our bikes all over around Smithton. I wish we would have kept in closer touch with each other over the years. My deepest sympathy to your family, I’m sure you will watch over them from heaven my dear friend.
Posted by: Dawn Becker Schenewerk – Imperial, MO – childhood friend Mar 23, 2014
How the years have flown by. Seems like yesterday we were talking at the flea market and the day before laughing in the halls at school. I am deeply sorry for your early departure from your children, family and friends. I pray they will all take comfort in knowing you will be with them always looking over them and guiding them from both above and within their hearts. My comfort and condolences to Brian and the rest of the family. God Bless
Posted by: Dennis Pilbean – Springfield, IL – Freind Mar 25, 2014
Glenn & I used to play UNO with Jerry & Barbara in 1967, Debbie was about 4 years old. She was so cute & wanted to play UNO with us until she had to go to bed!! Jerry worked for us at the SHELL GAS STATION–on Lyons St., here in Marissa. We had GREAT times…
Posted by: GLENN & JANET GALLE – MARISSA, IL – 1967 froemds with Debbie parents Jul 11, 2014