OBITUARY

Debra June McDorman

7 April, 195129 May, 2024
Obituary of Debra June McDorman
Debra (Debbie) June McDorman (Newell), age 73, of Kokomo, IN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 7:03 AM in her own home. She was born April 7,1951 to the late Donnell and Margaret Newell. A very special thank you to Angie Burress (niece) for making all the arrangements needed for a quick and smooth transition to hospice in her home. She wore many hats and enjoyed everything she did. She had high aspirations as a young adult to attend beauty school to become a beautician. She did exactly that and worked in the field for many years. Following that time she had many roles in the community as a seamstress for the Factory Connection, housekeeping for the Kokomo Sports Center, Macys, and Lazarus. But she spent the largest portion of her time running and supporting her husband's business, McDormans Concrete Construction. Debra was a very talented seamstress where she loved and enjoyed expressing herself through her many talents of crafting, altering, and embroidering many items for herself and for others. She had a passion for her family and spent as much time as she could with them. You could find her most Sundays after church during the summer hosting cookouts at her home. She also loved family vacations with a few of her favorite destinations being St Joseph Michigan and Cedar Point. During basketball season, she could be found weekly supporting the Kokomo Wildkats on the sidelines and watching the Indiana Pacers. Debra was a devout Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was an active member of Valley Fellowship Church (Walton, IN) and attended every Sunday with her husband, daughter and grandson. Debra, Gregory, and Levi all made the important decision to openly confess Jesus Christ is Lord and to be baptized together on June 4th, 2023. Over the last few years, she and her husband were committed to studying the Bible every night. Debra is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gregory Allen McDorman; her daughter; Jennifer Marie Adams; her siblings Bud Newell (Nancy), Larry Newell (Marilyn), Ron Newell and Kathy Burress (Dave); her grandson Levi Joseph Adams; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Donnell and Margaret Newell, Debra was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Louise Newell. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, June 30th @ 12:00 PM located at Valley Fellowship Church, 8892 E CR 500 S., Walton, Indiana 46994. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debra’s memory may be sent to her home church, Valley Fellowship Church.

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  • FAMILY

  • Donnell Newell Father (deceased)
  • Margaret Newell Mother (deceased)
  • Gregory Allen McDorman Husband
  • Jennifer Marie Adams Daughter
  • Levi Joseph Adams Grandson
  • Bud Newell (Nancy) Brother
  • Larry Newell (Marilyn) Brother
  • Ron Newell Brother
  • Kathy Burress (Dave) Sister
  • Angie Burress Niece
  • Louise Newell Sister-in-law (deceased)

Past Services

Sunday, 30 June, 2024

Celebration of Life