Debra Lynn Saxton, 69, of Leesburg, Ohio died Monday, June 24, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. at her home.

Debra was born July 8, 1954, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Royal Edward and Oney A. Short Kearns.  She lived most of her life in Washington Court House before moving to Leesburg 20 years ago.

She had worked at the Eastgate Walmart for 30 years before her retirement in 2021.

Debra enjoyed traveling, camping and wine tasting.

On August 16,1972, she married Emery S. Saxton.  He preceded her in death on April 26,1999.  She was also preceded by a brother, Ronald L. Kearns on September 5, 1988, and her step-father, Wallace (Doug) Douglas on September 24, 1988.

She is survived by three children, Michelle Saxton of Marathon, OH, Shawn (Lee Ann Whited) Saxton of Felicity, OH and Jaime Saxton of Leesburg; two grandsons, Ronnie (Cassie) Younker and Sebastion Saxton; a great grandson, Emery Younker; a brother, Royal (Buzz) Kearns, Jr. of Washington Court House; two sisters, Billie Jo Lewis of Liberty, IN and Wanda (Eric) Rueppel of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday, June 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Following cremation, burial of the cremains will be in the New Hollands Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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  • Norwood says:

    Michelle, Shawn, Jamie and Family she was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy and Denny Pieczonka (Reed) says:

    Debbie will always be family to us. She will be remebered as our Minni Mouse for ever in our hearts
    God needed a new flower for his garden and he chose her. She was a beautiful flower to pick. Love and prayers to the families.
    Judy and Denny Pieczonka {Reed}

  • Jim and Sherri Rankin (Reed) says:

    Debbie was an amazing person and led a remarkable life. My family and I are blessed to have known her for so many years. We will miss you Debbie at all our Reed family get togethers. Praying for peace and comfort to all her family and friends. Jim and Sherri Rankin (Reed)

  • Duane and Carolyn Baker (Reed) says:

    Debbie was such a nice person, always smiling and quiet when I seen her at family gatherings. She will be missed. Praying for comfort to her family and Uncle Eddie.

  • Donna Reed says:

    Debbie was such a sweet and beautiful person. I always seen her smiling. We were so blessed to have her as a part of our family. She will be greatly missed. Praying for peace and comfort to Uncle Eddie and her family.

  • Carolyn Harper Penwell says:

    Debbie was so sweet and always smiled she was a quite person but don’t make her mad the Delbert Harper kids remember Debbie years ago when she was little our parents and hers were best friends we give our condolences to her family and friends she’s rejoicing with her mom and dad and Doug praying for all of you she will be missed