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Deb Klein

Aug 14th, 1959 - Apr 15th, 2023

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Private interment will take place in St. Stephen Cemetery, Flora. 


      Deborah E. Klein, age 63, of Flora, Illinois passed away Saturday morning, April 15, 2023, at her home.

      She was born August 14, 1959, in Flora, the daughter of Jack Shipley and Nancy E. (Eastin) Bassett.  She was united in marriage to William E. Klein Jr. on August 22, 1975, at First Christian Church in Flora and together they shared 46 wedding anniversaries until his death June 22, 2022.

      Deb was a paraprofessional in the Flora school district for many years.  She then received her nursing degree from Frontier Community College and began working as a nurse for CILA Corporation.  She enjoyed crafts, often sewing and making candles, and had a great love of animals.  She and Bill had enjoyed camping and traveling with the grandkids, making many memorable trips over the years.  Deb loved playing host to family and friends and cooking for family dinners and get-togethers.

      She is survived by her 5 grandchildren: Rase Collins of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ryder (Taylor) Collins of Flora, Rowdy Collins of Flora, Ava Beth Billingsley of Flora, and Rylan Billingsley of Flora; a great-granddaughter: Evelynn Elayne Collins; a sister: Kimberly (Bryan G.) Bullard of Rinard; a half-brother: Mark Kangas; stepfather: Iven “Bud” Bassett of Flora; a brother-in-law: Troy (Michelle) Klein of Medway, Ohio; and 2 sisters-in-law: Bonnita (David) Brown of Keller, Texas and Lorraine Waddell of La Crescenta, California.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter: Jessika Klein-Billingsley; an infant brother: David Michael Shipley; and a brother: Jay Bassett.

      A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Private interment will take place in St. Stephen Cemetery, Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora First Christian Church or St. Stephen Cemetery and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Gina Douthit

April 15th

So sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.

Terri Glaspy Evans

April 16th

So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was a great Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend. I will miss her dearly but I am so happy she is with her heavenly family and her pain and tears are gone.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

April 15th

We are so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Prayers for all. 🙏🏻

Becky Krutsinger

April 16th

So many wonderful memories of being with Deb, Bill and Jessika. Oh, Deb…..your spirit is free and with your loved ones… will be so missed. Love always!❤️

Sammie Wickiser

April 16th

RIP dear friend.

Karen & Mark Shehorn

April 16th

Sorry to hear this. We had such fun times back in the day. I know you are with Bill and Jessika. Rest In Peace my friend.

Kim Collins Ojeda

April 16th

My goodness Deb, you left us way too soon. I pray you have your arms wrapped around Jessika and Bill as we know you have missed them so. May God watch over your lovely grandchildren and bring them comfort at this time.

Milton & Judy Smith

April 16th

Now Debbie is with Bill. Enjoy eternity. Your family and neighbors will miss both of you.

Velma Son's

April 16th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers

Brenda Bandy

April 16th

So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was a great teacher's assistant in my classroom, and the students loved her. Rest in peace with Bill and Jessika. Prayers, thoughts, and love to all the family. ❤️

Sandra Henson

April 17th

So sorry for your loss, she was a nice lady.

Bill and Robin Atwood

April 17th

Such a difficult year for the family. I am sorry for the loss of Ms. Deb, but her earthly body was exhausted. I appreciate the love of family shown as they cared for one another. Prayers of strength and peace for each.

Charlie and Patty Peters

April 17th

We're so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Carla and Stan Stanford

April 17th

Our condolences to the family. Deb and Bill were our friends and neighbors for over 40 years. We will miss them. We have many happy memories with them.

Brenda Culver

April 17th

I worked with Deb in the school system. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and worker. May you rest in peace as you join your family.

Mary Reynolds

April 17th

Condolences to her family 🙏

Steve and Nancy Mink

April 19th

Fly high Deb no more worries or pain.

Carol Potocnik

April 20th

My sympathies to the family!! Deb was a very special person and will be missed by many. I was lucky enough to be her step mother for a few years and enjoy All the times we shared. Rest in peace my dear Deb as you are reunited with your loved ones


April 20th

Thinking of all the family and grandchildren during this difficult time of transition. There are never any right words to say. May the angels reunite Debbie with all of her loved ones in heaven! Peace to all & God Bless!

Terri Glaspy Evans

April 17th

Saying goodbye to a lifelong friend is not easy but I rest in the fact that I will see you in heaven reunited with your family pain free and no more tears to cry only love, laughter and rejoicing. Praying God will give comfort to your family here on earth. 🙏

John & Lisa Haycock

April 17th

So sorry to hear of this news...Continued prayers for the family in the coming days and months ahead.

Gina Douthit

April 17th

Josh Jocko Hinkle

April 18th

My condolences to all the family.. Deb can be with Jessika and Mr Bill again.. 💔

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

April 18th

I was so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. I worked with her at the school for several years and she was always ready and willing to help anyone. We took a class together at O.C.C. several years ago and we shared a lot of laughs. She helped me pass that class! Rest in peace, my friend.

Terry Igert

April 18th

You have our deepest sympathy for the passing of your grandma, Deb! Rick and I have many memories with them! You boys and Ava were her joy in life!!! We are praying for all of her family for God's comfort and grace!!

Mark and Tammy Kangas

April 18th

Reunited with her Love . Deb had a big heart and loved her family dearly. We were saddened to hear of her leaving all so soon, but I am forever grateful that she reached out to me about 18years ago after never really even knowing her do to divorces and remarriages of our parents. I am happy that we got to meet a handful of times and get to know Deb, Bill and Jessika and meet some of their grandchildren. Deb you will be dearly missed but I am happy that you are pain free!!! Our love and condolences to the family!

Carol Jenkins

April 18th

Our cousin, Debbie, loved her family and friends. She had a kind heart and welcomed people into her life. Debbie fought the fight and now will rest in peace.

Jeanie Kinden Winterfeld

April 18th

Rest in peace dear friend.

Rob & Vicki Thompson

April 18th

I worked with Deb as a paraprofessional. She was such a caring person. Several times she hosted Christmas parties for the Teaching Assistants where she served special culinary delights. It was the first time I tried caviar (and the last!). She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved her family fiercely. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.

Tina Meadows

April 18th

Deb was my cousin and my friend from the time we were children. On my last visit she said she was ready and I told her I would never be ready but it was her time. So many good memories of visiting with her and Bill. I’ll miss them both. Rest well.

Gerri (Hosselton) Sutherland

April 19th

Rip my childhood friend.You are a good and kind soul. I am happy knowing that you are reunited with Bill,Jessika, and Jay. Love you forever, forget you never ❤️



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