Deborah Ellen Burney

January 2, 1950October 10, 2021

Mrs. Deborah E. Burney, 71, of Hamilton, Ohio, died peacefully on Sunday, October 10, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Deborah was born to Charles and Della (McDaniel) Sweeney in Hamilton, Ohio on January 2, 1950. She was a devoted wife and mother. She spent her working life as a homemaker, providing love and support to her husband and children. She attended Ambassadors Point Church in Oxford. Deborah enjoyed camping, especially at Heritage Hills Campground, spending time on her pontoon boat and watching for cardinals. She spent many hours communicating with friends and family through Facebook. She also enjoyed helping other people. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who know and love her.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 52 years, and the love of her life, Wayne Burney, whom she married on March 22, 1969; one son Brian (wife Chimayne) Burney of Hamilton, Ohio; two daughters, Shawna (husband Chris) Bass of College Corner, Ohio, Tracy (husband Bryan) Humphrey of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister Lisa (Cecil) Spicer of Hamilton, Ohio; her grandchildren, Krishtyn, Ellen,Ellayeh, Steve, Hannah, Cadence, Isabella, Raven, Jacob, and Brandon; and 9 great grandchildren.

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Susie Berkheimer. A celebration of life will be held to commemorate Deborah’s life at the convenience of the family. Showalter Blackwell Long has been entrusted with the arrangements. For more information, or to leave condolences for the family, please visit


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Deborah Ellen Burney

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