Rhoton Funeral Home


Deborah Tapp

5 April, 19494 February, 2021
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With heavy hearts, we announce Deborah Anne Tapp (71) went to be with our Lord on February 4th, 2021. She was born on April 5th, 1949 in Princeton, IN. Debbi lived in Mt. Carmel, IL, Portland, OR, Evansville, IN, Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN before finally settling in Carrollton, TX.

Debbi was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and Nona. Her generous heart was matched only by her adoration for her family. Spending time with her grandkids was her greatest joy that enabled her to outlast a cancer diagnosis for almost six years.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dennis; three children, Matthew (Julie), Leslie (Drew) and Chris; five grandchildren, Matthew, Jr, Samuel, Estelle, Jack and James; three siblings, Steve (Kathy), Bob (Sue) and Sue (Steve). She is further survived by other relatives including 21 nieces and nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 16 February , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 16 February , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, 19 February , 2021


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Steve Holmes

14 February 2021

To Dennis and family:
So sad to hear of Debbie’s passing. I know over the last several years, she had been thru some painful times, but now her soul is free from the suffering of her physical form. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. You have told me your family is strong, which is a blessing for sure, and with that strength and support of each other, you will all get thru this.
I am sorry the weather did not allow me to make the drive to Frisco, but you are all in my thoughts and I am with you in spirit. God bless.

Karen Ring

12 February 2021

Denny, So sorry for your loss. Debbi was such a good leader at SMAT. We shared many conversations mostly about kids and grandkids. We love our kids and grandkids. I’m so happy she could retire to spend some time with them. Prayers and hugs.

Mary Dazzo

12 February 2021

Although I didn't get a chance very often, I enjoyed talking and laughing with Debbie when we were waiting for Sloane and Estelle at gymnastics.
Another time, was at Christmas when we decorated ginger bread houses with Sloane and Estelle.

Claricia Abrego

11 February 2021

To a Great Boss at Sleep Medicine and Kind Heart. You will be missed.

Claricia Abrego

Beverl y Dwyer

10 February 2021

Wonderful Boss, Friend, and second Mother. Whom will be missed, but never forgotten.

Melvin Wright

10 February 2021

From everyone in Indianapolis. Sorry for your loss. Melvin,Chuck,Big John,ex Boys Club kids,etc. Lots of us didnt know Debbie well,but we knew you Denny. You are and have been a great inspiration on us all here in indy. For you to be the person you are now and In the last 46 yrs I know Debbie had lots to do with it,keeping you in line and on track. So we would like to say thankyou Debbie,and keep your head up Denny,God Bless you all.

Patricia Trevino

9 February 2021

Dennis, Matt, Chris, Leslie and extended families,

Please know our sincere sympathy is flowing out to you.

We treasure the times of sharing, and enjoying the years of raising children with Debbie (and you) as a second family to their always-together friends. And, later, celebrating their milestones for years.

We are holding your family in our hearts and lifting you in prayer.

Mike and Patty Trevino

Susan Sasso

9 February 2021

My favorite memories with Debbi is all our college road trips to visit our daughters. Nothing was too much trouble to make sure Leslie as well as her roomies had everything they needed. Debbi always made our trips fun!
Debbi is one of the nicest, kindest, most genuine ladies I have ever known. I am heartbroken for all of you! I will keep you all in my prayers for comfort and peace.
Susan and Sal Sasso

Denny Bragg

9 February 2021

Debbie was a lovely person, great mother/Nona, wife and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers go out to Denny, Leslie, Matt, Chris and their families. With love from the Bragg family.

Alison Donaldson

8 February 2021

Denny I’m so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the kids and grandchildren.
Debbi was lovely.

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