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“Bruce,I just found out about your loss.So sorry. . . . May GOD be with you and your family.Tom Andreasand my brother and sisters ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Andreas - Sterling, IL

“Condolences to the family. We know Deb thru RRCC and as an extended member of MWA. She loved and served our Lord. She is now singing with the Angels....Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Glenda Bruins - Nelson, IL

“My thoughts, prayers are with you all. I worked with Debbie at Woolworth in the mall and she was a joy to work with. God be with you all. Jody ...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jody Dirks - sterling, IL

“I'll always cherish our Class of 68 lunches. Sometimes there were several people there, but sometimes it just ended up being Debbie, Lana and me. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Vickie Crow - Dixon, IL - Friend

“We uplift you always in our prayers. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gordon Young - Sterling, IL

“Debbie and I went to elementary school together at Thome School, junior high and high school. If something needed to be done you could count on her...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Rosemary Shipman Stark - IA

“I am so sorry for your loss, just really hard to believe. Prayers to you all. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Rude - Sterling, IL


Debbie Kay (Rascoe) Kuehl, 69 of Sterling, passed away on Thursday May 16, 2019 at her home after a brief struggle with cancer.

She was born on March 31, 1950 in Sterling, the daughter of James Clyde and Jennalee (Rhode) Rascoe. She married the love of her life, Bruce Edward Kuehl on June 28, 1969 at the First Christian Church in Sterling. She worked at Wahl Clipper, Inc; Woolworth; Sterling Public Schools; the House of Fabric; she spent time selling real estate; she sold Avon; but her favorite job was babysitting. Many of the children she watched and loved, remained a part of her life, even after they were grown and had children of their own.

Debbie was a long time member of Rock River Christian Center and loved Jesus as her Lord and Savior. One of her passions was singing and she sang for several years with the Rock River Quartet. She had many talents, which included sewing and mending for family and friends; crafting homemade cards to celebrate her loved ones birthdays; scrap booking; canning all the fruits and vegetables Bruce would bring home; this list could go on and on. Her favorite thing to do was to be a "Meme" and spend time with her five grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce; her daughters: Kendra (Jason) Hull and Heather Wright; her mother Jennalee Rascoe; her brother Don (Barb) Rascoe; her five grandchildren: Kolton Wright (Sarah McCallister), Jaxen Wright (Jarrica Thayer), Spencer Hull, Phinley Wright, Levi Hull and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM at the church, with the Reverend Brian Vickers and the Reverend Donald George officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home.

Memorials in her memory to the Gideon Society and to Rock River Hospice and Home.