Deborah J. Thrush
Deborah J. "Debbie" Thrush, 57, passed away Saturday, December 24th, in Salina. She was born July 21, 1959 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, the daughter of Stanley and Lillian (Vest) Carpenter. Growing up in Louisville, Debbie attended local schools and in 1976 was married to Cecil Thrush Sr. Most all of their married life was spent in Abilene, later divorcing. She had been employed in housekeeping and as a CNA. Debbie enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, flowers and plants , fishing and her dogs, Bo and Ollie. She was preceded in death by a son, Chad in 2013 and her parents.
Debbie is survived by: daughter, Cecilia Elliott of Detroit; son Cecil (Tonya) Thrush Jr. of Detroit; 7 grandchildren; sister Patricia Gordine of Abilene; three brothers, Wally (Valerie) Carpenter of Bloomfield, Kentucky, Gary Moore of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Sammy Carpenter of Louisville, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, December 31st, at the Danner Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 Friday, December 30th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggest memorial contributions in her name be made to the Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 785 Abilene, Kansas 67410.