Debbie Hickel

Debra S. Hickel, 57, of Waverly, W.Va. passed away March 26, 2014, at her home following a valiant battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 1, 1956 in England, where her father was stationed in the U.S. military. She was a daughter of the late Russ and Margaret Zinn Howell.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy E. Hickel; one step-daughter, Melissa Jarvis and her husband, Matt, of Davisville; three sisters, Pam Neustel and her husband, Matt, of Gravette, Ark., Pat Richardson and her husband, Danny, of Neosho, Mo., and Sharon Stanley and her husband, Rob, of Anderson, Mo.; her sister-in-law, Julie Hart and her husband, Roger, of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Debbie was especially close with nieces, Kelsey and Taylor Neustel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Doug Guinn officiating.

Memorial contributions in Debbie’s name can be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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