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Debra Roethemeyer


November 26, 1949
May 21, 2019

Visitation 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Graveside Service 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Peaceful Valley Cemetery, Odin

Debra Roethemeyer, 69, of Centralia passed peacefully Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. She was born on November 26, 1949 the daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Derosear) King in Keokuk, IA. She married Edward Cavett Sr. and they later divorced, three children were born of this union. In 2002, she married Raymond Roethemeyer of Hoyleton and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her beloved children, son, Edward Cavett Jr. of Ashland, OR, and Tami Pinkowski and husband Scott of Centralia; 4 treasured grandchildren, Kyle Gambill and partner Kayla, Kaycee Gambill and partner Mitchell, Drake Pinkowski, and Audrey Pinkowski; 2 precious great-grandchildren, Autumn Gross, and Griffin Gross; caring siblings, Harold King of IA, Ronald Leaton and wife Cathy of IA, Lester Moeller and wife Becky of IA, Leslie Moeller and wife Ann of IA, Jerry Hamilton and wife Luisa of CA, Mary Bollinger and husband Paul of IA, and Yvonne Day and husband Tim of IA; kind sister-in-law, Irene Leaton of IA; and special friend, Richard Ruppel.

Along with her husband, Raymond Roethemeyer, Debra was preceded in death by both her parents, Harold and Dorothea King; daughter, Jeanette Cavett; and brother, Charles Leaton.

Debra was an amazing lady of many gifts and talents. She loved to crochet, making beautiful afghans that she generously shared with those she loved. Debra had a keen mind, never finding a puzzle or a word search she could not conquer. Playing cards together will be a fond memory for Debra and her family. She enjoyed playing rummy, holding her aces and showing no mercy, a twinkle in her eye when she saw her winning hand. She also was a skilled cook, making mouthwatering blueberry cake, “bruised cake” and everyone’s favorite, fried chicken. Debra took great pride in raising her family and being a mom to everyone. Her most treasured memories that she held close to her heart were of the times she spent with her grandchildren, who called her by her nickname Grandma Boo.

A celebration of life service was held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Lee Gross officiating. A visitation time was held from 5:00 P.M. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made In Debra’s honor to Irvin Macz Funeral Home to aid in expenses. Online condolences and memories of Debra may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.