Debora Kay Smith

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Debora Kay (Anderson) Smith, 51, of Nevada, Mo., passed away at home on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., Aug. 6, 2015. Debora was born July 17, 1964, at El Dorado Springs, Mo., the daughter of Garold Anderson and Loretta (Simmons) Jones.

Debora attended Bronaugh High School as a young woman. Debora enjoyed life and her family and friends. She was a very hard worker and always tried to take care of others before herself. Debora was a member of the First Christian Church of Nevada, Mo., where she had been saved.

Life was hard at times when the children were young, but Debora always made sure the family had what they needed, often working two jobs.

Preceding Debora in death was her father, Garold Anderson.

Survivors include her two children, Ben Welborn and wife, Jenna, of Sheldon, Mo., and Seth Welborn and wife, Jackie, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Skylar and Ella Welborn; mother, Loretta Jones and stepfather, Virgil Jones; stepmother, Berta Anderson; brother, Rick Jones and wife, Tina; two sisters, Paula Stoner and husband, Wes, and Lisa Cochran and husband, Ben; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Debora Kay Smith were held on Monday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Burial followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: Ben Welborn, Seth Welborn, Jerl Leonard, Wes Stoner, Jacob Cochran, and Jimmy Anderson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus and left at the funeral home.

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