Debra Wakeling Etter born on July 20th, 1958 passed away on Thursday, January 4th 2024 in the comfort of her daughter Lisa's home. Cancer was the only battle she didn't conquer, but she put up one heck of a fight!
Deb leaves behind brothers Stanley (Pat), Donald (Karen), Kenneth (Jennifer) Bruce (Tina). Her husband now deceased John "Butch" Etter and her parents Donald & Mary Rita Wakeling.
Her daughter Lisa Enders Yank and husband Joseph Yank, a bonus daughter Amanda Griffin, and her sister also known as her partner in crime Deb Stoner.
Her grandkids endearingly called her Noni, Jackxtyn, Sean, Daivyone, Qnija, Cameron, and many more.
Miss Deb had a special gift for children, during her time spent at Alexander Goode School she touched alot of little hearts and minds teaching them how to garden, care for the fish pond, getting to and from school, being the head of The Goode Greenhouse, and so much more. She was an advocate in her community helping with the school, volunteering at Chrystal's Place, working with the Nena 4H club serving on the Northeast Neighborhood Association Board, and more.
Deb was never "still" she always kept herself busy and her "busy" was helping people. She had a way of telling it like it is, but you knew and always felt her love. Keep her family and Goode kids in your thoughts and prayers as her absence will be felt deeply throughout her community.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 3 p.m. at Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 E. Market St, York. Family and friends are welcome to share memories. A viewing will be held before the service from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burial will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. Please meet at the main office 15 minutes before the scheduled burial.
In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation can be made to the GoFundMe "Debra A Etter" for the services and repass of Deb. All proceeds raised beyond that point will be donated to the non-profit organizations in which she volunteered at.
Debra Wakeling Etter
July 20, 1958 - January 4, 2024