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Deborah Ann Debes

May 14, 1956 — September 24, 2019

Deborah Ann Debes


Deborah Ann (Detmer) Debes-age 63, from Hays, Kansas died Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.

She was born May 14, 1956, in Great Bend, Kansas to Andrew L. and Marjorie M. (Ziegler) Detmer. She married Kenneth R. Debes on October 6, 1979, in Great Bend, Kansas.

She was an accounting specialist at Brungart-Hower-Ward-Elliott & Pfeifer, LC for 21 years and retired in 2018. She grew up in Great Bend, and a was a 1974 graduate of Great Bend High School, attended Barton County Community College and Fort Hays State University. Deborah lived in Great Bend, Ellinwood, and Lincoln before moving to Hays in 1993. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.

She enjoyed crocheting blankets and flower gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Debes, of the home; one son, Stephen Debes,

and wife, Rose, Hoisington, KS; two daughters, Anna Debes, Hays, KS; Rachel Debes and husband, Jarod Hart, Shawnee, KS; two sisters, Vicki Haselhorst and husband, Dan, Great Bend, KS; Linda Ille and husband, Mark, Great Bend, KS; four grandchildren, Peter Debes, Andrew Debes, Charles Hart and Isaac Hart.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 27, 2019, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18 & Vine, Hays, Kansas. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, at Cline-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Friday, at the Church. Family suggests memorials to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church or Capuchin Province of Mid-America.

Services are entrusted to Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left

by guestbook at


Visitation Thursday

September 26, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 AM

Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

1919 E 22nd

Hays, KS 67601

Funeral Service Friday

September 27, 2019

10:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

1805 Vine

Hays, KS. 67601

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