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Debra "Debbie" M. (Cook) Dovel

June 5, 1959 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Debra "Debbie" Dovel Obituary

Debra “Debbie” M. Dovel, age 64 of Hamburg, IA passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE.

Debra May Dovel was born on June 5, 1959 at the Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, MO; the daughter of James and Dorothy Cook.  She graduated from Rock Port High School with the Class of 1977.  On May 30, 1981, Debbie was united in marriage to Charles I. Dovel at the Baptist Church in Watson, MO.

She worked at various jobs over the years, including 40 years as an Avon Representative.  She achieved the Avon’s Presidential Club for excellent sales and service. She also worked at the Hamburg School and Grape Community Hospital. Debbie enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers. She was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and enjoyed going to games at the stadium or cheering from home.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Charlie Dovel of Hamburg, IA; daughter Megan Welch and husband Pete of Northboro, IA; two grandchildren:  Cassidy and Marshall; mother Dorothy Cook of rural Watson, MO; sisters and brothers-in-law:  Marie Catlett (Dave), Theresa Gregg (Pat), Alan Dovel (Kim) and Mike Dovel; aunts:  Nancy Cable of Versailles, MO and Kay Cook of Gravois Mills, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her son Chad Dovel, father Jim Cook, brother Gary Cook and mother and father-in-law Murl and Shirley Dovel.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at New Life Church of Fremont County with Pastor Chris Staley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion (Utterback) Cemetery in rural Hamburg, IA.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA.

Memorials may be given to Madonna Rehabilitation in Lincoln, NE or Batten’s Disease Foundation.

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Family Visitation
November 21, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rash-Gude Funeral Home
1220 Main St.
Hamburg, IA 51640

Funeral Service
November 22, 2023

1:00 PM
New Life Church of Fremont County
1909 Park St.
Hamburg, IA 51640


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