Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN


Deborah A. Bottorff

29 May, 195321 November, 2019

Deborah A. Bottorff, 66, formerly of Connersville, died Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Deborah was born on May 29, 1953 to Charles and Laura Bottorff in Connersville, Indiana. Following graduation from Connersville High School in 1971, she graduated from Indiana University Bloomington. Deborah was employed at Fayette Central Elementary and had owned and operated Pleasant Beginnings Daycare in Connersville. She most recently was a social worker for the State of Indiana before retiring and moving to Anchorage, Alaska in 2010.

Deborah was a loyal member of the Central Christian Church in Connersville, a Whitewater State Park Camp host and served on the Multiple Sclerosis Center Board of Directors in Anchorage. She enjoyed all things outdoors including camping, fishing and hiking.

Deborah is survived by her brother, Greg Bottorff of Cambridge City, a niece and two nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loyal service dog: Bea.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at Dale Cemetery, section K, on Friday, December 6 2019. Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. For additional information and features, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.


  • Visitation Friday, 6 December , 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, 6 December , 2019


Deborah A. Bottorff

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David Anderson

7 December 2019


I want you to know how sad I am about Deb's passing. She was a big part of my life in Connersville and Bloomington. There will always be a significant place in my heart for her as well as you and your family. So many fond memories.

David Anderson

Dave Oakley

5 December 2019

Debbie lived down the road less than a mile away. I always remember setting close to her on the bus, that goes back a ways, and how we would harass each other on the way to school in the mornings.
I had contacted her a couple times last year on FaceBook and we talked about various things. I'm planning a trip to Alaska next year and was looking forward to dropping by to see her while I was there.
So sorry for your loss.

Steve Barrett

4 December 2019

Last year, I messaged with Deb and told her of my remembering what beautiful green eyes she had when she sat behind me in Mr. Seasongood's chemistry class. She got a kick out of that and let me know those were green contact lenses....

Mrvin Giesting

4 December 2019

So sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Many good memories from CHS and IU. She is finally at peace.

Nancy Jurmanovich

3 December 2019


My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your sister. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Janet Argent Rice

29 November 2019

Greg, I'm so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Class of 68 Connersville, IN

29 November 2019

Greg, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Debbie. Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.