1968 - 2017

Debra Lynn Wiegand, 48, of Chillicothe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her residence after bravely battling brain cancer for the last five years.

She was born July 4, 1968, in Peoria, a daughter of Cecil J. and Sandra K. Ulmer Herring. She married Merle Wiegand May 21, 1994, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving is her son, Bret Wiegand at home; her father, Cecil Herring of Astoria; one brother, Cecil (Suzanne) Herring Jr. of Rome, Ill.; one sister, Lisa Harmon of Peoria; and many nieces, nephews, and friends who surrounded her with love and support in her final days.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Debra loved her family and enjoyed attending all of her son’s sports activities throughout the years. She worked several jobs in the medical field, last working at CIRA until February 2013.

She was at peace with her love for Jesus Christ and was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church. She was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Eureka Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Burial will be in Roanoke Apostolic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

To offer condolences online, visit www.knappjohnsonharris.com.