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Debra Jean UngerPassing: October 28, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 31st @ 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, October 30th @3:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 31st @ 9:30-11:00 am


Talbott Cemetery

Wednesday, October, 31st

MITCHELL – Debra Jean Unger, a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012, at her residence.

Born February 18, 1952, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Evelyn J. (Goble) Hamm. She married George M. Unger July 19, 1971.

Debbie was a seamstress, a culinary arts instructor at Ivy Tech, and formerly an activities director at Mitchell Manor. She was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel, president of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa, and past president of the Christian Women’s Club. Debbie designed and made costumes for the theater productions at Madison Consolidated High School and was named an Honorary Thespian. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1970. All of those visiting her home were welcomed.

Surviving: husband, George Unger of Mitchell

son, Yancy and Heather Unger and their children, Ashley, Isaac, and Amelia of Bedford

daughters, Holly Thatcher and her children, Brittany, Cody, Tara, and Gabe of Bedford

Jamie and Aaron Kelsey and their children, Tristan, Vanina, Jack, Owain, and Poppy of Madison

father, Robert E. Hamm of Bloomington

brother, Gary Hamm of Cumby, Texas

Her mother preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A Tri Kappa memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Fishing Creek Chapel

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31 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Katonya & Abbie White | mitchell, in
    Date: November 3, 2012
    we are so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a great lady! thinking and praying for everyone.
  2. Guest: Vicki & Mike Zellner | Mitchell, In
    Date: November 3, 2012
    George,Holly,Jamie and Yancy, You know how we felt about Debbie. There are no words to express how I will miss her. I learned a lot from this dear lady. I know one day in the future I will be able to smile when I think of her and not just cry. I am so sorry for the loss for all of you. Debbie was the strongest woman I have ever met and a sweet soul to the end. All of you have wonderful memories to cherish and I hope this helps you get through the upcoming days. Mike and I will say extra prayers for you. You are a wonderful family and we love you.
  3. Guest: Vicky Riddle | Mitchell, IN47446
    Date: November 2, 2012
    I met Debbie at a cooking class that she and her friend put on at a beautiful farm in Orleans. She was a wonderful cook. I also remember going to her home a few christmas' past with my Mother's church. Her home was just beautiful and she & her husband served us dinner. Her death is a great loss to family as well as the community....
  4. Guest: sondra piper | bedford, in
    Date: October 31, 2012
    I enjoyed many cooking classes at the farm with Debbie, she was always talking about cooking for her grandchildren and children and sharing her grandmothers reciepes.She will be missed.
  5. Guest: Kristie Rundell | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: October 31, 2012
    I was so sorry to hear of her passing.I remember her kindness to me when I was a child.My prayers are with your family in your time of loss.
  6. Guest: Dirk Ackerman | Ellettsville, , IN
    Date: October 31, 2012
    Yancy, your friends at RBB are thinking about you at this difficult time. We appreciated the wonderful hospitality your mom extended to us during our meetings at her home.
  7. Guest: Joe and marge Hamm | Ellettsville, In
    Date: October 31, 2012
    Until her final moment, Debbie continued to serve others. RO 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? RO 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. RO 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. RO 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, RO 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. CANCER CANNOT: SEPARATE US FROM GOD'S LOVE, CRIPPLE OUR LOVE FOR GOD, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS: SHATTER HOPE, ERODE FAITH, DESTROY PEACE, KILL FRIENDSHIPS, DESTROY PRECIOUS MEMORIES, SILENCE COURAGE, INVADE THE SOUL, QUINCH THE SPIRIT, SHORTEN ETERNAL LIFE, NOR ALTR OUR ETERNAL DESTINY. EPH 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
  8. Guest: Kim (Kinser) Bridges | BedfordIndiana
    Date: October 30, 2012
    I'm sooo sorry for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful woman. She was the best example of who God wants us to be!
  9. Guest: Charisa McMahon and Family | Madison, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Jamie, Aaron and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers. Fondly, Charisa McMahon and Family
  10. Guest: Bonnie (Vaughn) Macy | Spencer, Indiana
    Date: October 30, 2012
    George, I am at a loss for words. You and Debbie have been a couple for so long and there are so many happy memories you have shared. I remember her as a loving and generous person and I truly want you to know my prayers are with you and your family.
  11. Guest: Linda and Larry Sutterer | Vincennes, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Just got a call about Debbie. How very sad. She was a wonderful matriarch, hostess and loving friend. Knowing her was a rare gift. You are all in our thoughts. Love, Linda & Larry
  12. Guest: Cheryl Torline | Madison, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    I enjoyed getting to know Debbie through her daughter, Jamie and her son-in-law Aaron. She quickly became a cherished part of our Theatre family through her generosity and talent. I was so very fond of her happy personality and will always remember that most of all. My heart grieves for the loving family who will miss her most of all. You are all in my family's thoughts and prayers. Cheryl Torline
  13. Guest: Candice Dodson | Evansville, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Yancy, I so enjoyed your mother's wonderful hospitality during our educational meetings at her home. Having good thoughts and prayers for your family.
  14. Guest: Jennifer Banta | SanDiego, CA
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Jamie, I am so sorry for your great loss. I remember your mom as someone who loved you and everyone for whom you cared. May you find comfort, Jennifer
  15. Guest: Jo Ellen (Freeman) Browning | Unionville, Indiana
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Debbie was such a wonderful giving person. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  16. Guest: Kelly Davis
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Debbie was such a warm and wonderful woman. Her love of people and wonderful traits have been passed on and her children are a testimony to her memory. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Jim, Kelly, Brett and Drew Davis
  17. Guest: John Keller | Zionsville, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Yancy--your mother's generosity, kindness and hospitality were a blessing. Praying for your family.
  18. Guest: Lynn McCormack | UK
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Thinking of you all, and sending you all our love, from Lynn, Neil, Nicole and Andrew xx
  19. Guest: David Ryan | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Yancy, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  20. Guest: Vicki (Lincicome) StClair | Worthington, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    George I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  21. Guest: Mary-Caroline Miller | Madison, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Dear Kelsey Family, Our hearts are so heavy for each of you. We are so sorry about your tremendous loss. We pray that one day you are able to find comfort in the many blessed memories that will wrap around you. You are in our thoughts and prayers......always. Peace.... Mary-Caroline, Marc, Noah, Hannah, Sadie, Hope and Jobe
  22. Guest: Judy Morran | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: October 30, 2012
    Debbie was one of those rare individuals that made everyone around her a better person. I treasure all my memories of her, and thank God that she was my special friend.
  23. Guest: Ken Fuhrman | Jasper, IN
    Date: October 30, 2012
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  24. Guest: Oren and Connie Stoll | Chandler, indiana
    Date: October 30, 2012
    So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength in the days ahead.
  25. Guest: Rita and Mike Ramey | Bloomington, IN
    Date: October 29, 2012
    George, we are so sorry to hear about Debbie, our SS class at Hillcrest prayed for her and your family. God Bless all of you at this time. Mike and Rita
  26. Guest: Kristy Brewer Evans | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2012
    Debbie was a wonderful lady. I have so many memories of her in Girl Scouts. She will truly be missed. The family is my thoughts and prayers.
  27. Guest: Kinsley (Brewer) Jackson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2012
    I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  28. Guest: Tina Wyatt | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2012
    Debbie was one of the most amazing women I had the privilege to know. She touched my life in more ways then I could ever express. She was much more then a Tri Kappa sister, she was a dear friend and I will truely miss her. Gold threads will shimmer a little brighter in heaven because of her handy work. Sincere condolences to all.
  29. Guest: Jake Wonder | Crane, In
    Date: October 29, 2012
    So sorry for your loss, George. I hope for the strength and understanding through this time for the entire family.
  30. Guest: Dennis Ludwig | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2012
    Sincere condolences.
  31. Guest: Vicki Trueblood | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2012
    You are on my mind and in my prayers, George, Yancy, Holly and Jamie, as well as the whole family. I know your hearts are full of sorrow and there are really no words for the loss of someone as special as Debbie. Her unconditional love for her family as well as others will live on through all of you. Debbie blessed me many many times and she wasn't even aware of it. That was just Debbie. I thank God for the gift of getting to know her.