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Obituary: Palmore

Deborah Jean Palmore, 72, of Forrest, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:21 am Saturday, February 5, 2022 at her residence, Forrest.

Debbie was born March 19, 1949 in Fairbury the daughter of George and Mae Meister Hack.

Debbie was a fierce and loving mother and had a strength that was unsurpassed. With her strong faith in the Lord, she raised three children as a single parent. Surviving are her three children, Amy (Jon) Cabbage, Tracy Somers, Sean (Christine) Palmore, all in Forrest. Eight grandchildren, Kendra (Jesse) Cabbage- Angle, Mattoon, Dakota (Lauren) Cabbage, Chenoa, Kaylan (Jordan) Marti, El Paso, Courtney Somers, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Casanndra (Daniel) Boffa, Chula Vista, CA, Collier Palmore, Normal, Cooper Palmore and Camden Palmore, both in Forrest; two great grandchildren, Everett and Emery Marti, El Paso; two brothers, Jon Hack and James Hack, both of Greeley, CO and many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Connie Hack, one niece, Michelle Hack and one son-in-law, Michael Somers.

Debbie retired from Dwight Correctional Center. She was a member of the Living Word Church, Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Living Word Church, Roberts with Pastor Douglas Lee officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:30 to 10:30 am Friday at the church. Memorials can be given to the family or the American Heart Association as their continued research saves lives, especially the life of her first-born great grandson.

Anyone who knew Debbie was better for it. Debbie loved with her whole heart and her faith was always at the forefront of all that she did.

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