It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Deborah “Debbie” Ann Martin (Miller), a beloved mother, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend, passed away on August 3, 2022 at KU Hospital from a combination of health issues at the age of 63. Debbie’s passing has been heartbreaking for all who had the blessing of knowing her.
Debbie was born on April 12, 1959 to John “Jack” and Sharon Miller in Kansas City, MO. She grew up in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Hickman Mills High School in 1977. She married William “Bill” Martin in 1978. They had 2 children and then moved to Raymore, MO. After her divorce, as a single parent, Debbie successfully managed the challenges and financial adversities of raising her children. She loved and supported them all her life through their own successes and difficulties.
She spent the majority of her professional career first at Premium Financing Specialist in Martin City, MO and lastly at Black and Veatch in Kansas City, MO. She was always a well-respected and cherished colleague.
Debbie was a truly fantastic person in many aspects of her life; she put others before herself, didn’t sweat the small stuff and was always smiling even if there was a reason not to. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially with her cul-de-sac neighborhood friends. She considered her colleagues amongst the best of friends, sharing many good times inside and outside of work and she developed lasting friendships from each place of employment. On the rare occasion she splurged on herself she could be found on a tropical cruise or on a trip with friends. Her favorite team to cheer on was the KC Chiefs and could be frequently seen sporting her Chiefs attire and drinking from her Chiefs tumbler.
She is survived by her children Sarah and Andrew Martin, her parents Jack and Sharon Miller, her nephews Richard and Micheal Miller, niece Deena Miller, sister-in-law Sharon Miller and many maternal and paternal cousins.
She is preceded in death by her brother Stephen Miller, paternal aunt Patricia Jardes, maternal aunt and uncle Wilma Wilkinson and Gene Lee, and her grandparents.
To say that her family, friends, colleagues, as well as the medical professionals who cared for her will greatly miss her is an understatement.
At her request, in her final wishes, no funeral service will be held. However, a Celebration of Life will be is in the works and will be held at a future date. She wished to be remembered and acknowledged as the hardworking loving mother, friend and esteemed colleague that she was.
In lieu of flowers and cards, the family requests you visit https://everloved.com/life-of/deborah-debbie-martin-miller/ to share photos and stories of Debbie and where you will get updates on the details of her Celebration of Life. Donations can be made to Debbie’s memorial page on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website at https://givenow.lls.org/In-Memory-of-DebbieService Information: