Debra K. Rhea – Downing and Lahey
Debra "Debbie" K. Rhea
September 18, 1954 - August 7, 2019
Jane Wilson
Dianna Ricke-Peden
Dee Dee Krehbiel
Matt Bechard
Janice Browning
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Downing & Lahey East Mortuary
6555 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
Thursday 8/15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Funeral Service
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
1958 N. Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67206
Friday 8/16, 10:00 am
Graveside Service
Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Friday 8/16, 3:00 pm

Debra K. “Debbie” Rhea, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family in Wichita, KS on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born September 18, 1954 in Kiowa, KS, Debbie was an only child and spent her early childhood in Hazelton, KS. She moved to Medicine Lodge, KS in 6th grade …
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Karen L Perkins left a message on August 19, 2019:
We are forever changed for the better for having known Deb. We have been friends for over 40 years and she touched us in so many wonderful ways. She will be missed. We will carry her in our hearts always.
Susan Goff left a message on August 16, 2019:
Terry, Sincere sympathy for your family. Prayers for all in the coming days. Susan Zimmerman Goff
Jane Wilson left a message on August 16, 2019:
Terry- She was always so sweet to me. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Janie
Dianna Ricke-Peden left a message on August 13, 2019:
To the Rhea family, my deepest condolences. I must say I was shocked to hear of Debbie's passing. I have thought of her many times as I pass through Wichita from Topeka while on my way to see family in Kiowa. Debbie and I were best friends from first grade through 5th in Hazelton. My heart was saddened immensely when she left Hazelton to live in Medicine Lodge. My heart is saddened today to learn of her passing. She was truly a blessing in my life.
Rene Holmes left a message on August 12, 2019:
So sorry to hear about Debbies passing. Such a sweet and fun lady. We remember lots of good times at soccer games and tournaments. Prayers for you Terry, Jared and Andrew.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Cara Cramer left a message on August 12, 2019:
Terry, Jared, Andrew, And all of Debbie’s family, you have my deepest sympathy. Debbie was always so kind and gracious to me. I knew her my whole life. She was at my wedding, and my baby shower (which was an hour’s drive away). She was a great and true friend to my parents for decades, and cheered along with them when anything good happened with Ryan or me. I was so heartbroken when I learned of her illness, and again upon the news of her passing. She will be missed so greatly. I hope for peace for all of you and comfort in knowing that her pain is over.
Tami left a message on August 12, 2019:
Prayers and love for the Rhea family. We will miss Debbie terribly.
Dee Dee Krehbiel left a message on August 12, 2019:
I am praying for the entire Rhea family. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
Liz & Hugh Merritt left a message on August 12, 2019:
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Debbie was such a gracious and fun person to hang out with. We will always cherish the memories of out times together at UNC. We are sending you hugs and prayers as you get through this difficult time.
Lois ( Anschutz) Wenz & family left a message on August 12, 2019:
Our sympathy and prayers for the Lord's blessed Comfort and love to you all.
Shayla (Skinner) Udall left a message on August 11, 2019:
Sending my deepest sympathies to the Rhea family at this time. Debbie was my favorite soccer mom while I played at Cloud County Community College. Even though Andrew was on the men’s team, Debbie still supported the girl’s team. I treasure the scrapbook that she put together even for us with all the photos from the season. She was our #1 fan no doubt and I will never forget her. The world lost a good, good soul but I know you will be reunited with her again one day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
John Smith & Terr y Cassady left a message on August 11, 2019:
We're happy to have known Debbie and send Terry and her family our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
Matt Bechard left a message on August 10, 2019:
So very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom from the Cloud soccer days. She was always very kind to me. My prayers are with you and your family.
Janice Browning left a message on August 9, 2019:
So sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing. All my thoughts and prayers for all the family, especially Terry!. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Ray and Carol Bachman left a message on August 9, 2019:
You fought a hard battle, now be at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'll always cherish your sweet smile and sweet personality.
Downing and Lahey left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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