Deborah L. Wilkins

January 16, 1955 - January 23, 2013
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Mrs. Deborah L. Wilkins

Deborah L. Wilkins, 58, of Belvidere, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in her home following a short illness. She was born on January 16, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; the daughter of Floyd S. and Betty J. (Eckoff) Riley, Sr. Deborah married John W. Wilkins in Belvidere on July 31, 1971. She was a homemaker as well as a noon aide and food service worker for Belvidere School District 100. Deborah was a member of the Women of the Moose. She loved hummingbirds, flowers, fishing, bullfrogs, and gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren and attending Demolition Derbies. As a child, she enjoyed riding on the tractor with her dad. Deborah is survived by her husband, John; four children, Carrie (Keith) Hill, John (Melissa) Wilkins, Jr., Brandy (Jon) Beasley and Elizabeth (Todd Carlson) Wilkins; four siblings, Melvin (Pansy) Riley, Donna (Mike) Humbracht, Floyd (Kelly) Riley and Gary (Terry) Riley; brother-in-law, Al Spears, Sr. and ten grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barb Spears. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Swedish-American Hospital and the nurses and staff of Northern Illinois Hospice especially Valarie for the care and support through Deborah’s illness.

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Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Av. with Pastor Emeritus, Eugene Wille, officiating. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Cremation to take place following the service.


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Born: January 16, 1955
Died: January 23, 2013

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Danielle posted on 1/24/13

So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!


Lori Keegan posted on 2/14/13

To John and all your family ,I am so sorry to come upon this news of Debbies passing , I wish I would have known. She and I have always stayed in contact no matter the situations . So glad we ran into you both so many times even just to say hi and always would talk about our grandsons how proud we both are of them . Thank you Debbie , you are going to be missed , I will always remember the last time we saw each other and gave hugs . My heart goes out to our boys and to you John and the rest of your family. Pete and Lori


Kathy Mechler posted on 1/24/13

Elizabeth & Family - Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow. May the Lord grant you peace in the days ahead. Keep your memories close until you meet again - Love Kathy


Amber Bartelli & Family posted on 1/24/13

Our condolences are with your family as you go through this. Strength and love will pull through. No longer will she be in pain. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.


Brad & Candy Lawson posted on 1/24/13

May God Bless you and keep you in his arms in this difficult time ....She truly was a great lady she will be missed very much.I will continue to pray for you and your family and hope others will do the same Love the Lawson.s


Kari Coppinger posted on 1/24/13

God be with you in your grieving. I remember your mom as someone who was always kind to me when I got to see her.


Bev Beahrs posted on 1/24/13

Sending prayers, love and hugs to the family - especially Carrie.


JW, Melissa,Lisa,Cody,Leah Wilkins posted on 1/24/13

Mom you will be missed alot even though you are in heaven now I know you will be watching over all of us still,we love you so much.


Jenny,nick,and family posted on 1/24/13

Sorry for your loss and you guys in are thoughts


Mr. and Mrs. Chris Klapp and family posted on 1/24/13

We are and always will be thinking of Debbie and her family. May she rest in peace knowing that her job here on Earth was done well She leaves behind a living legacy with her husband, children and grandchildren


Mr. Mrs. David Venable Jr. posted on 1/24/13

Our family sends our condolences and love with continued prayer for the family.


shirley bradley posted on 1/24/13

our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time your mother was a wonderful woman she will be missed by alot of people..hugs and love to you all!!


LT posted on 2/21/13

May your family take comfort that God has promised that he will soon remove all sickness and death(Revelation 21:3,4) (Isaiah 33:24)


Steve and Bertha Fry posted on 1/25/13

Thinking of all of you..Love you


Lisa,Cody,Leah posted on 1/24/13

Love you Grandma very much, miss you alot.


JW,Melissa,Cody,Leah posted on 1/24/13

love u mom from us all.


Patti posted on 1/24/13

Debbie was a great friend and I will miss her so much. She will always be in my heart.


Brandy Beasley posted on 2/18/13

Mom it has been nearly a month since you became an angel! I still look for you and want to call you! Your grandson miss you so much and hold every memory dear to their heart! Although we know you are pain free we wish you were still with us! The balloon LuAnn bought for your birthday nearly 5 weeks ago is still floating around! Is this you doing this? Please show me a sign. Every morning the boys wake up and rush down to see it it is still in the air!! Please show us a sign. Love you always and forever mom!! Your Daughter Brandy