Debra Jean Whitson, 58, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Deb was born Sept. 5, 1959, in Coronado, Cal.


Over the course of her 24-year residency in Adel, Deb was well known for her employment at Casey’s General Store and more recently, Adel Acres. Deb loved people and treasured time spent with her family and friends. She will forever be remembered for her friendly personality and the loving care she provided to those she interacted with.


She is survived by her children, Todd (Missy) Whitson and Tim (Alexandra) Whitson, four grandchildren, sister, Pam Thompson, brothers, John Norling, Edward Norling, cousins, nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy.


There will be a celebration of life gathering at Masonic Lodge, 411 South 12th Street, Adel from 1-4 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald Housing Charity (RMHC) of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.