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Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Thursday February 17th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Friday February 18th, 2022

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Debra Dove

Debra Diann Dove, age 67, of Highlandville, MO passed into her heavenly reward on February 8, 2022.

Debra entered this life on April 10, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Truman and Roma Lee (Delay) Cato. She was a faithful servant of God and was baptized on July 18, 1965, in Greenbrier, MO. She was a graduate of Zalma High School class of 1972.

She is survived by her loving husband Gene Dove, daughters Jaime Bernhardt (Mark), Tiffany Johnson (Aaron), son Chase Ridings (Chelsea), granddaughters Taylor Adams (Shaun), Morgan Terrell, Makayla Johnson, Faith Bernhardt, great granddaughter Paislee Adams, brother Eddie Cato (Jeannie), niece Bailey Czupryk (Josh), nephew Andrew Cato (Elyce), great nephew Grayson Czupryk, and numerous loving extended family members and friends.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Bella Bernhardt.

Debra worked for the Federal Government in many roles. After 33 years, she retired from the social security administration where she worked as a disability claims representative. She loved her family, friends, and her animals. She also enjoyed bike rides on the back of the Goldwing with her husband. Anyone who knew Debra was touched by her kindness, sweet temperament, and loving soul.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, The Pregnancy Care Center in Springfield, MO., Wells of Joy Church in Nixa, MO, Acoustic Neuroma Association of Springfield, MO., or Watching Over Whiskers.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am Friday, February 18, 2022, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 5-7 pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at the church.

Private family burial will follow the service.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 







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Linda and I have difficulty finding words to express our deep feelings of love...compassion and friendship for you and Debbie,Gene! We are still in shock over this bizarre accident! Gene,you and your sweet family have our strong love and admiration!THE SUN (SON!)IS STILL SHINING AND JESUS STILL LOVES YOU AND CARES ABOUT YOU-MY BROTHER! CECIL AND LINDA!

Cecil and Linda Todd Feb 17 2022 6:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Dove

Helen Mallory Feb 15 2022 7:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Dove

Deborah Kaigley Feb 15 2022 6:54 PM

Gene, Jim and I are so saddened by your loss. Ms. Deb was such a sweet quite soul. We know she will be missed by all. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jim/Hazel Lauderdale. Feb 14 2022 2:04 PM

Gene, My deepest sympathy and prayers for all your family for your tragic loss.

Kay Neas Scotten Julian Feb 14 2022 12:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Dove

Annie Carvalho Feb 14 2022 11:41 AM

My heart just hurt when I saw this news.
I never met Debra in person, but sure enjoyed chatting with her about our common ancestors. She will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Annie Carvalho Feb 14 2022 11:41 AM

Gene ,
Mary and me
Are so sad about
Your loss. .we loved Debbie sending prayers
Of comfort to you
and the family.
All ourlove. RUSS & Mary Fenton

Russell an Mary Fenton Feb 13 2022 1:14 PM

Prayers for the family she was always so sweet. I remember her first day at school walking up the steps holding mom's hands she look so cute with her little white dress with flowers on it we went to church together growing up

Helen Kassinger Gould Rollins Feb 13 2022 11:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Dove

Linda (Snowden)and Larry Beltz Feb 12 2022 9:30 PM

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