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Debbie Burns

February 11, 1950 — October 26, 2022


Debbie Burns, 72, of Barberton, Ohio passed away October 26, 2022, at her home. She was born February 11, 1950, in Akron, the daughter of Leroy and Marie Nigh. Debbie was born in Akron Ohio where she graduated from Kenmore High School. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years after she graduated. In 2000 Debbie started a career at Pleasant Pointe being a caretaker, she enjoyed caring for the residents and hosting extra-curricular activities for them. She could always light up a room with her infectious smile and outgoing, goofy personality. In 2014 she retired from Pleasant Pointe after 14 years of service. During retirement Debbie enjoyed carrying on and starting new family traditions with her daughter, granddaughters and family such as Easter egg hunts, pumpkin carving, baking Christmas cookies and decorating gingerbread houses. Though these are just some of the traditions, anyone would say “she always had a trick up her sleeve” and you could never know what she might plan next! She also enjoyed spending time with her significant other, Joe where they spent 20 plus years together. Debbie had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off her back to anyone, even up to her final days she was worried about her family around her and that we took care of each other, she truly was the glue that held us together. From her family - “we know she is in a better place, and she is watching down on us, and as Debbie would say to be “strong like Bull”. Heaven is so lucky to have her, and she will be deeply missed by many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Judy Mullinex and special friend Margaret Vargo. She is survived by her significant other Joe Vargo, daughter Marie Wood, brother and sister-in-law Lenny and Cheryl Nigh, grandchildren Kelsey, Kylee, and Katie Wood, nieces Dawn Mullinex and Renee Smith, and special friends Jim and Kathy Vargo and Michelle Clapper. Thank you to Summa Hospice Care Center for your compassionate care.

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