Deborah Kay Nees

July 11, 1947May 13, 2018

Deborah Kay (Ostheimer) Nees(1947 - 2018)

Deborah Kay Ostheimer Nees, formerly of Basye, VA, died May 13, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. Mrs. Nees was born July 11, 1947 in Sharon, PA to Richard Ostheimer and Janet Hoagland Ostheimer. Deborah was married to David A. Nees on December 31, 1981. Mrs. Nees is survived by four children, Jennifer Sullivan of Winter Park, FL, J. Christian Erickson of Ft. Myers, FL, Matthew Erickson of Windermere, FL, and Amanda Floyd of Winchester, VA. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Kerry, Daniel, Cassandra, Xavier and Trevor; four brothers, Richard Ostheimer of Youngstown, OH, James Ostheimer of Richmond, VA, Jeffrey Ostheimer of Winter Garden, FL, and Mark Ostheimer of Sharon, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Nees. Mrs. Nees attended Sharon High School in Sharon, PA, as well as Roanoke College, Lynchburg College and Catawba College. Mrs. Nees retired as a social worker from Warren Memorial Hospital in 1995. She took up her love of painting after retiring and won various medals and ribbons for her artwork. Mrs. Nees enjoyed working around the house, painting and spending time with her family and friends. She lived her life to the fullest and truly enjoyed every moment she was with family and friends.

Memorial services will be held May 24, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Lakes, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Orlando, FL and May 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 312 Orkney Grade, Basye, VA. Final interment will be held immediately following the service in Basye.


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Linda Poole

June 12, 2018

Debbie was an inspiration to me. She helped me paint several pictures. Rest in peace, dear soul.

Carp; Farmer

May 25, 2018

It's hard to accept that Debbie has passed away . She always said she would walk the tundra and not be a burden to her family. I'm glad it was relatively fast. Deb and I were very close friends when we both lived at Bryce. She and Dave were both generous and regularly opened their homes to us. She was always there for an impromptu visit - usually with wine or coffee in hand. We had many day trips full of laughs and back-road adventures. While accompanying her on a trip to TN for an art conference I was notified that my sister was seriously ill and I needed to get there fast. I asked Deb to take me to the nearest car rental wherein she immediately handed me her car keys - without even inquiring as to how she was going to make it home. Go with God Deb.

Bill Nabers

May 14, 2018

+Rest eternal grant her, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her. +