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Debra Jo FlynnPassing: December 22, 2013


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 26th @ 7:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, December 26th @ 4:00 -7:00 pm


No Burial

ORLEANS – Debra “Debi” Jo Flynn, 54, formerly of Mitchell, passed away due to a massive stroke at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born October 25, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joe Flynn and Martha (Green) Collins.

She was employed at C&M Conveyer and was a graduate of Oakland City College. Debra was a member of Oakland City College Alumni, United Steel Workers 7-30, and former member of ABATE.

Surviving:    daughters, Rachel (Andrew) Davis, Orleans
                                   Robin (Joe) Higgs, Mitchell
                                   Crystal (Blaine Longest) Goldsberry, Orleans
                          dogs, Roxanne and Ridge
                       mother, Martha Collins, Mitchell
                 companion, Jeff Perkins, Orleans
              grandchildren, Nicole Goldsberry
                                     Jorja Davis
                                     Seth Goldsberry
                                     Devin Goldsberry
                                     Alyssa Smith
                                     Lonzo Smith III
                                     Emma Higgs
                                     Gracie Higgs
                       brothers, Ronnie (Brenda) Flynn, Mitchell
                                     Steve (Vivian) Flynn, Mitchell
                                     Brad (Kim) Flynn, Mitchell
                                     Several nieces and nephews
                                     Several great nieces and nephews
                                     Several aunts and uncles

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Flynn; stepfather, Estel Collins; very special grandmother, Helen Wilfong; grandfather, John Green; paternal grandparents, Jess and Gladys Flynn; granddaughter, Kristen Dawn Emmons; nephew, Gregory Flynn, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sharon Parish
    Date: January 1, 2014
    Very sorry to hear about Debi, Mike and I will miss her. We will keep the family in our prayers.
  2. Guest: charity dotts | bedford, in
    Date: December 28, 2013
    my prayers go out to Rachel Crystal and Robin. Deb was a wonderful person always thinking of others before herself.
  3. Guest: Ray Bush | bedford, in
    Date: December 28, 2013
    i am truly sorry for your loss. Deb was a great friend of Toni and I. She will be greatly missed. We had a lot of great times together. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. god bless you all.
  4. Guest: sherri ramey | wilmingtonnorthcarolina
    Date: December 27, 2013
    I want to to say how very sorry I am for Debi" children, and all the family and friends she left behind. I grew up in Mitchell and the last time I saw her was after the birth of my son, which was 29 yrs ago. I loved her sense of humor, she always made me laugh, how could anyone forget her if you knew her. My son was premature so I was very nervous when I got home, she would come over and visit with me and help me out. She always said what was on her mind. I will send many prayers to her loved ones and hope you find some comfort in your grief. God Bless all of you.
  5. Guest: Ronna Roberts | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 24, 2013
    Rachel, Robin, and Crystal; So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
  6. Guest: John & Linda (Holt) Davis
    Date: December 23, 2013
    So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. So many childhood memories with all of you. Prayers to everyone.