2018-09-13 / Obituaries

Debbie S. Seville

Mercersburg, 64

Debbie S. Seville, 64, Mercersburg, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, September 5, 2018, surrounded by her family at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 7, 1954, in Mc- Connellsburg, she is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Dorothy (Henry) Keebaugh.

She retired from the Lincoln Intermediate Unit in 2017 where she devoted her 34-year career to serving Franklin County’s special needs children at the Franklin Learning Center. She also worked part time at Heritage Hills as an in-home caregiver.

She loved to be in the sun and wanted to be anywhere that was near water, one of her favorite places to visit was Ocean City, Md., with her best friend and love of her life, Jack Miller, Mc- Connellsburg. When she wasn’t at the beach, you would likely find her outside in her yard tending to her flowers or, in a rare moment of down time, sitting in her patio chair basking in the sun. She passionately loved her children but there’s no denying the fact that her grandchildren were her heart and joy. She was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family at “Gram’s house,” especially over the holidays. In addition to her family, she had many, many friends because anyone that had the privilege of meeting her instantly became a lifelong friend.

She leaves behind three children: her daughter, Tammy Seville, Hagerstown, and sons: Larry Seville, Mercersburg, and Tony Seville of York, Pa.; her three beloved grandchildren: Carter Tacelosky of Hagerstown; and Chance Seville and Cheenne Barnes, Mercersburg. As the youngest sibling out of eight children, she is survived by a brother, Doug Keebaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, and three sisters:

Darlene Helman, Fayetteville; Cheryl Alleman (husband Roger), Chambersburg, and Delores Mills, Greencastle.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

She devoted her life to taking care of others, however, fate took a different path for this beautiful soul when she was diagnosed with cancer in April 2017. Upon the diagnosis, her personal motto became “onward and upward” to remind herself and everyone around her to stay positive and keep moving forward. Throughout her fight, even at every setback, she never once lost her positive attitude or complained. During this time of tremendous grief, she would certainly be telling us now – it’s onward and upward.

A service to celebrate her life was held at 2 p.m., Monday, September 10, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg. Rev. Murray Stevens officiated. Interment was private.

Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories Page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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