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Debra Annette Phipps-Linn
Debra Annette (Phipps) Linn, 66, of Colcord, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home of Springdale, AR.
Debra was born October 16, 1953 in Mena, Arkansas to Johnnie and Vanila (Morphis) Phipps. On February 1, 1985 she married Billy Joe Linn. From this union, they shared many loving memories of going hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors, drawing, painting; and most of all, she cherished her time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Linn; 2 stepdaughters, Stephanie Linn and Milissa Linn, wife Donita; grandkids and great-grandkids, Deavan Davis and son Baxter Baker, Darwin Davis and Lila and their sons, Brantley and Major Davis, daughter, Kaila Dry, Kelsey Davis and sons Biltan, Nolan Perdue, Kaleo Kami and daughter Khaleesi Kami, Tiffi and Taz Davis and their son, Malaki, Gracie Linn; sister-in-law Gene Phipps; Johnathan and Karma Phipps, and Tristyn Phipps; and many other loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Vanila Phipps; sister, Nila “Sis” Phipps; brother, Gary Phipps; and niece, Jessica Phipps.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AR. For the visitation, guests will be required to wear their own facemask, per guidelines set forth by the State of Arkansas.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:00pm at Row Cemetery in Colcord, OK.
Debbie was my teaching partner for "many years" at Colcord Elementary. She taught across the hall from me. I "controlled the thermostat" that heated/cooled our rooms.Long story short, we stayed cool all year round. We took our kids on many field trips to the Tulsa Drillers baseball games, Deb even scheduled for us at the Country Cottage, a "formal set down meal." For our Fall lunches, Debbie made her famous "Witches Brew" dip. For our Christmas programs, she did all the art work. As 5th grade sponsors, we had 5th grade promotion. She made it come off without a hitch. By the way, not only was she a good friend, she was an excellent teacher. She loved all the kids.
Partner......you will be missed. Until we meet again.
Nark Hendren Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM
So very sad for your loss -- I did not get to know Debbie , but know you all loved her very much, and feel a great loss.
I am only a year and a half from losing my Child Bride. l May God Bless and keep you.
Lloyd D. McCombs (Wichita)
Lloyd D. McCombs Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM
Bill so sorry for your loss. Deb was friendly & was nice to everyone. She welcome us like we were family. She made us breakfast,shares some of her knowledge with us & We Loved hearing some of stories. She Unique & will be missed by everyone .
Charlie,Virginia & Ashley Vernon Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM