Debra M. Whitney Debra M. Whitney
Debra M. Whitney, 59, of Fleetwood, died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Merton (Jim) Whitney. They celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary in May. Her first husband, to whom she was married for 28 years, Lee J. Smith passed away in 2005. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of May (Reith) Warmkessel and the late Harold Warmkessel. Debbie worked for Estes Express Lines, Mack Trucks and Leibensperberger Transportation.The most important thing in Debbie’s life was her family and friends, but especially spending time with her husband. She was always available to help a friend in need. She also enjoyed gardening and visiting casinos.

Survivors: mother; husband: brothers, Ellis Warmkessel and companion, Marlene; Leon Warmkessel; sisters, Sharon Werner and husband Bob, Lynne Peiffer and husband Dennis, and Marie Fulmer and husband Brian; sister-in-law Benedetta (Dottery) Warmkessel; nieces and nephews; stepdaughters Melissa Smith and Joelle Holmes and their families; step-sons, Justin and Collin and their families. In-laws, Merton and Marlys Whitney. In addition to her father and first husband, Debbie was pre-deceased by her brother Alvin and her step-father Walter Knappenberger.

Services: 12:30 pm Friday, December 29, 2017 at Schmoyer Funeral Home 8926 Brookdale RD, Breinigsville, PA 18031. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hershey Medical Center c/o the funeral home.

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