Deborah Ann Phillips Leffel died February 26, 2019 at her home in Cantril, IA.
She was born July 21, 1950, to Edward and Dorothy (Siefken) Phillips in Burlington, IA. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1968.
Deborah married Dennis L. Knotts July 26, 1968. They later divorced in 1983.
On May 11, 1985 she married Lawrence (Larry) Leffel. He passed away April 17, 1994.
Deborah played the piano for many years at the Pentecostal Church in Cantril. She also attended the Pentecostal Church in Memphis.
She liked to sew, garden, and bake. She also enjoyed attending yard sales and auctions. Most of all she loved her kids!
Preceding her in death were her husband; one daughter, Heather M. Leffel; one grandson, David Lee Cheney II; and one granddaughter, Rana Zochel Knotts.
Survivors are: her children, Kenneth L. Knotts, Krystal L. Poe and Dennis E. Knotts, of Cantril, Deborah J. Nicoli of Pulaski, Gabrielle C. Knotts of Burlington, Joshua D. Leffel of Eufalia, OK, Elissa K. Leffel of Cantril; stepson, Jack (Jay) Leffel of Oakville, IA; stepdaughter, Christina Williams of Fairfield; twenty-one grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Gerth Funeral Service chapel in Memphis with Brother Leon Buford officiating. Burial will be in the Purdom Cemetery in Keosauqua, IA.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m in the chapel. The family will be present during that time to greet friends.
Memorials are suggested to the family.