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Debra Colleen Hall

July 8, 1953 — March 7, 2024

Kansas City

Debra Colleen Hall, lovingly known as "Debbie" to her friends and family, passed away in Kansas City, Missouri on March 7, 2024. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on July 8, 1953, to Elmer and Edith Peelle. Debbie led a fulfilling life characterized by her kind heart and fierce love for those around her.

In her professional career, Debra dedicated many years as the director of operations for Thrifty Nickel Want Ads. Debbie attended Wyandotte High School and then pursued her dream of being a writer and obtained an associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College.

Outside of work and academia,  Debra held various offices in community organizations like Social Order of Boauceant, International Order of Job’s Daughters, and P.E.O. Sisterhood. Debra found joy in various hobbies and interests such as writing and gardening, she loved her wild flowers and roses.

Debra loved teaching her grandkids, well anyone’s kids, how to swim.  She loved fishing and even caught a shark. Those who knew Debra understood her as a generous soul who would selflessly give all she could to support others. Her free-spirited nature was coupled with wisdom acquired through life's various lessons, which she willingly shared with those fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Debbie spent the final few years of her life with her partner, Terry Acton.

Debbie is preceded in her passing by her parents; Elmer "Buss" and Edith Peelle, her first husband; Lawrence Peel, her daughter; Patricia Wimmer (Hall), her brother; Patrick Peelle, her second husband; William S. Hall, and her son-in-law; John Lambros. She is survived by her daughter; Jennifer Lambros, her sister; Kathy Manning, her grandchildren; William Wimmer, Spencer Wimmer, Luca Wimmer, Nancy Wimmer, Maxwell Shook,  and Kara Lambros, her nieces; Vicki Wicks and Tracy Manning, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

Debbie leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity that will be cherished by all who were touched by her presence. Please come willing to share your fondest memories by writing on a provided note card or speaking from the heart at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers we request a donation to Chapter DR, of International Order of P.E.O. They will then disburse the funds as needed to the various Projects and Scholarships of P.E.O. P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Education Organization.

A Memorial Gathering to honor and remember Debbie will take place on March 15, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with an informal Remembrance starting at 6:30pm at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Missouri.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Debra Colleen Hall, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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