Deborah S. Gibson

  • Died: March 11, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Deborah S. Gibson, 64, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Wabash, IN, Deborah worked as a teacher with both Greensburg Community Schools and East Allen County Schools for 43 years, retiring in 2015. She was honored to be chosen as the Leo Elementary Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Christ Child Society and was a former Tri Kappa member. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Gibson of Fort Wayne; mother, Phyllis Rogge of Wabash, IN; and sister, Marianne (Phil) Price of Wabash, IN. Deborah was preceded in death by her father, William Rogge. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christ Child Society or to Parkview Home Health & Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

I got to know Debbie through exercise class in Florida. She was one of my favorite Florida friends and felt like I'd known her forever. Sometimes you just click with someone and that's the way it was with Debbie. I miss her terribly and she will always be in my heart.

Posted by Sharon Bigelow - Bradenton, FL   March 17, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie's passing; she was a kind and caring woman. Debbie and I worked together at Prince Chapman Middle School, and I have great memories of her and I rolling up our sleeves to complete various projects. Dan, I will continue to pray for you and the rest of your family.

Posted by James Hendrix - Muncie, IN - Friend   March 15, 2018


The Hamilton's have wonderful memories of Deb, Marianne and Phyllis and Bill and the families in the neighborhood. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.
God Bless

Posted by Barbara Hamilton Hundley - Wabash, IN - Neighbor   March 14, 2018

I'd only just begun to be friends with Debbie through our aerobics class at Perico Bay in Florida. So friendly and fun. Deep condolences for her untimely death, Dan, mother and family. May the Lord comfort you as only He can.
Suzanne Farrar

Posted by Suzanne Farrar - Bradenton, FL - Friend   March 14, 2018

Dan, Vicki and I are sorry that this has happened. Dan we had many fun times with you and Deb. We considered both of you friends in the Basketball world. You have our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Scotty and Vicki Smus - Fort wayne, IN   March 13, 2018

We will miss Debbie at Perico Bay Club. A sweet friend and neighbor. Our thoughts are with Dan and her family.

Posted by Cindy McPheeters    March 13, 2018

Anyone who knows Deb will not be surprised to read from another friend what an amazing person Deb has always been. She so successfully filled so many roles for some many people. From friend to colleagues to mentor to healer to cheerleader and to nurturer. She has made her mark on this world and will continue to do so through those she touched and changed. She has always been there to lift me up in my lowest, most challenging times and there to celebrate my successes. I am a better person for having Deb in my life and her loss is extremely difficult for me. She now is reaping all that wonderful reward we are all reaching for... it's us that are the ones in pain. Deb, I love you... forever!

Posted by Julie Roberts    March 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie passing. She always had a smile and a fun hello for everyone. She will be missed! Dan, my prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Jane Allen. (Another Hoosier from Perico Bay) - Bradenton, FL - Friend   March 13, 2018

Dan, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened to hear of Debbie's illness and passing. She was a special lady.

Posted by Frankie Kovacs - Gulfport, MS   March 13, 2018

Dan, Jerry and I are so sorry about Deb. We were looking forward to seeing you two and playing cards together in FL this year. Now she is at PEACE with no pain. Hold on to your MANY wonderful memories of her. They can never be taken away from you.
Our deepest sympathy.
Jerry and Dotty Fickle

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Debbie and was a student teacher under her mentorship at Leo Elementary. She touched many lives and made a difference for many children who needed extra help to learn. She will be missed. Praying for you.

Posted by Vicki Schaber - Harlan, IN - Coworker   March 13, 2018

So sad to hear of Debbie's passing. She was such a good friend to all.

Posted by Anne Hughes    March 13, 2018

You will be missed. May youngest in peace and blessings to the family.
Your friend in the Christ Child Society and colleague with East Allen County Schools.
Chris Popplewell

Posted by Christine Popplewell - New Haven, IN - Friend   March 12, 2018

Mike and I are extremely saddened at Deb's passing. I knew her from working at EACS. Her smile was contagious; she will be missed. Hugs and prayers from us both at this difficult time. Memory eternal.

Posted by Raisa Schnelker - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   March 12, 2018

Dan: JoAnn, Nicole and I are saddened to learn of Deb's passing. May God surround you, comfort you and bring you Peace from this day forward.

Posted by Larry, JoAnn & Nicolel McMichael - Noblesville, IN - Friend   March 12, 2018


Posted by KATHY SCATENA - FORT wAYNE, IN - Friend   March 12, 2018

I was fortunate to have worked with Deb at East Allen. She was always so friendly, nice, calm and always had a good laugh. I'm so sorry for your loss.

She will be missed by many.

Joyce Schaaf

Posted by Joyce Schaaf - Woodburn, IN - Coworker   March 12, 2018

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Robert Schaper - Friend   March 12, 2018

Debbie was a great mentor to me when I started my career within EACS. I will always cherish her kindness.

Posted by Abby Rauch - New Haven, IN - Friend   March 12, 2018

Words cannot express our deep sorrow and our sympathy for your profound loss. I can't believe how fast that went. Please know that our prayers will continue to be with you as you adjust to this major change. May God give you strength for the coming days.


Posted by Al Rupp - Friend   March 12, 2018

We met Deb and Dan in Fl at Perico Bay. Had such a fun night playing cards and talking in the pool. Dan we are so saddened to hear the news. We are going to miss her. Gods Peace be with you.

Posted by Tom and Cathy Dougherty - Groveland, IL - Friend   March 12, 2018

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