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Deborah Jo Starnes

Canton – Deborah Jo Starnes, 49, of Canton, passed away at 5:45 PM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on October 28, 1969 in Canton, IL to Donald R. and Sheridan (Wilson) Quick.

Surviving are two children, Alexis (Matthew) Mickey of Annapolis, Maryland and Jonathan Starnes of Farmington, IL; two brothers, Darren and Daniel Quick.

Deborah was an aviation mechanic in the military. She earned her Master’s Degree which she was very proud of. She will be remembered for always helping people, loving her kids, and an avid animal lover. She was also of Christian Faith.

A celebration of life will be held from 5-9 PM at the Canton American Legion on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A burial of ashes will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Canton at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to the family for funeral expenses or to Mental Health America/Woman Crisis Center. To make online condolences you may go to



  • Phyllis Watts (Walljasper)

    Reply June 11, 2019 6:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Debbie Jo. I have many fond memories running with both Debbie Jo and Dawn Renee. We all sang in the church choir on Saturday nights and worked at McDonalds. Debbie Jo was in my High School class and always had a friendly smile. My condolences to the whole Quick Family. (Note: typo in the obituary – Debbie Jo’s sister – Dawn Renee Jones still surviving as well)

  • Phyllis Watts (Walljasper)

    Reply June 11, 2019 6:32 pm

    So Sorry to hear of the passing of sweet Debbie Jo. I have many fond memories with the Quick Sisters – Debbie Jo and Dawn Renee. We hung out together, provided support when needed, sang in St Mary’s Church Choir and worked McDonalds. Debbie Jo was part of my High School Class and was already smiling. She will be sadly missed. Note: Typo in the Obituary – A sister Dawn Renee Jones is also surviving.

  • Brenda Rose

    Reply June 11, 2019 11:19 pm

    Debi you will be missed.R.I.P. Your CHS classmates We Are The Class Of 87

  • Lonn Howarter

    Reply June 12, 2019 7:09 am

    Prayers for the family.

  • Jodi McSchooler

    Reply June 12, 2019 8:43 am

    My Sincerest Condolences! I remember Debi as a fun loving , funny caring person! Had lost contact but this truly saddens me. I hope her family can find peace and treasure the memories. RIP Debi.

  • Stacy McClaskey

    Reply June 12, 2019 4:08 pm

    I’am sadden and heartbroken! I have only known her for a little while. She will be missed. My most sincerest sympathy to her family.

  • Cindy howell

    Reply June 12, 2019 5:30 pm

    Omg I didn’t know so sorry for your loss

  • Kelly Taylor

    Reply June 12, 2019 10:16 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Debbie. I remember her from school and she was always the fun & happy girl . RIP Debbie , untill we meet again , class of 1987 !

  • Missy (Kuzniar) Young

    Reply June 13, 2019 4:21 pm

    Prayers and strength to the family at this time. I went to school with her and we went to the same church growing up. Our Dads were in the KOC together. Havent been in contact for a few years now, still so young!!!

  • Ann Moreno

    Reply June 13, 2019 4:35 pm

    You will be missed r.i.p. I enjoyed talking to you and takeing care of you

  • Kimberly

    Reply June 14, 2019 8:51 am

    Many thoughts of wonderful memories with Debbie jo as you go through this difficult time. I remember Debbie as a funny and smart girl in high school. So sorry for your loss.

  • Sherri (Taylor) Fitchorn

    Reply June 15, 2019 7:56 am

    RIP Debbie I will remember our time in school and all the times hanging out at Big Creek Pool. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Amy Stahl

    Reply June 16, 2019 12:04 pm

    Sincerest heartfelt condolences and strength go out to Debbie and her family during this difficult time. Debbie was a fun person, HomeEc partner, locker mate (since our last names were the end of the alphabet), fashionista, had a great attitide and a brightness about her for living life her way. Saddened it was cut so short. Sending prayers and comfort. You will be missed Debbie!

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