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Deborah Ann Hilsabeck

November 14, 1944 — August 12, 2020

Deborah Ann Hilsabeck, age 75, died unexpectedly at 9:15 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at her home north of Vandalia.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia, MO.

A private graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Vandalia Cemetery. Pastor Jamie Franke will officiate.

Deborah "Deb" was born on November 14, 1944, in Gazette, Missouri the daughter of the late Vernon and Ruth Moore.

She was a Van-Far graduate with the Class of 1962 and attended Central Christian College of the Bible and Northeast Missouri State College in Kirksville. Deb met and married her husband, Bill while attending college at Kirksville. They were married on January 1, 1966 and were the parents of two sons, Bryan and Stacey, both of whom preceded her in death.

Deb was a rural mail carrier in Ridgeway, IA for a number of years. In 2002, she moved to Vandalia and worked as a corrections officer at the Missouri Department of Corrections, Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia until her retirement in 2012.

Deb loved to be outdoors. She enjoyed golfing and loved to mow, she spent many hours working on lawns. She also enjoyed refinishing furniture and collecting antiques.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Emma Ann Hilsabeck, the light of her life; one brother and sister in law, Rex and Debby Moore; nephews, Rob (Lisa) Moore, Alan (Paula) Moore, Jeff (Sally) Moore, Corey Moore, Andrew (Stacey) Moore; one niece, Andrea Thurman; several great nieces and nephews, many loved cousins and friends and her beloved dog, Beezer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Bryan and Stacey; one granddaughter, Chelsea; two brothers, Roy and Larry Moore and one sister in law, Karen Moore.

Deborah was a member of  First Christian Church in Vandalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 4207 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108 or the First Christian Church 205 W Park St., Vandalia, MO, 63382.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Deborah memorial page at  


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