Debra Morse, 53, of Center Point, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on May 23, 2006, at her home following an extended illness. Born Nov. 29, 1952, in Chillicothe, Ohio, she was the daughter of Joseph and Betty (Ater) Madru. On Oct. 22, 1972, she married Larry Morse. During high school, at Honey Creek High School in Terre Haute, she was involved with the National Honors Society, Girls Athletics Association and was a cheerleader. After graduating, she attended Flora School in Chicago. She worked for Sugar N Spice for 13 years as well as several other floral shops in the area. Debra was a member of the Lewis United Methodist Church and attended Christ Community Church in Brazil. She enjoyed vacations to Disney World, decorating for Christmas and fishing. She also was an accomplished painter, having many of her paintings displayed in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Paul Morse.
Survivors include her husband, Larry; a daughter, Missy, and husband, Chris Bourdon, of Carmel, Indiana; a son, Kevin, and wife, Jill Morse, of Greencastle; two grandchildren, Evan Madru Bourdon and Brayden Lee Morse; a sister, Lesa Madru, and husband, Richard Low, of Naperville, Illinois; a brother-in-law, Bob Morse, and wife, Judy, of Shelburn, Indiana; and mother-in-law, Rosalie Morse, of Lewis.
Funeral services for Debra will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel in Brazil at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, with Pastor Ed Gladish officiating. Burial will follow at Stephens Cemetery in Lewis, Indiana. Visitation will be Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To light a candle in her memory, visit www.lawsonmillerchapel.com.