Debbie Viers

August 28, 1966 ‒ March 27, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Debra Sue Stapleton Viers, age 47, of Marion passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 27, 2014. She joined her beloved mother and grandparents at the gates of heaven! Debbie was born August 28, 1966 in Marion, OH to Lonnie V. and Martha J (Haubert) Stapleton. She was a lifelong resident of Marion. Debbie was an extremely loving and compassionate woman, with a heart of gold. She was always found with a smile on her face and gentleness in her heart. She touched the lives of all she met her with joy and laughter. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and spent much of her time caring for her family. She was a best friend to her son and daughter. Debbie shared her wonderful qualities while working with people, as a state tested nurse aid, for many years at Presidential Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Debbie graduated from Marion Harding and Tri-Rivers Career Center in 1984. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Jane (Haubert) Stapleton and grandparents, Roy and Eva (Stoneburner) Stapleton and William James Sr. and Hazel (Harper) Haubert. Debbie is survived by her father, Lonnie V. and step-mother, Mary Jane (Parsons) Stapleton, of Marion; husband, William C. Viers Jr.; daughter, Brittney Jane (Gary L. Gamble) Viers; son, William C. “CJ” (Tabitha J. Blanton) Viers III all of Marion; sisters, Kathy M. (Squeak, a very special brother in law) Jordan, Peggy S. (Bill) Boyd of Bartow, Florida; step-sisters, Michelle (Randy) Myers of Galion, OH, Chrissy (Alan) Hankins of Cardington, OH; step-brothers, Rodney (Brenda) Culver of Prospect, OH, Scotty (Ginger) Culver of Marion, Kenny Ray (Jenny) Sounders of Decatur, Indiana; grandson, Devon, Carson, Trey, Kyler, Connar and Kaiden; granddaughters, Nevaehonia and Breawnah and a soon expected grandchild, Peanut; and several nieces and nephews, one great niece, Savannah, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The Earthly world has lost one of the best, but heaven had gained a beautiful Angel. Forever in our hearts. Visitation will be held at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors from 10AM until noon on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 where funeral services will be held at noon with Pastor Grover Caudill officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at

  • May the God of all comfort be with you during this most difficult time and help you through the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Words cannot express how I felt about the news of Debbies passing she was a true friend to me,a confidante,above all.she was a wonderful teacher I learned many things from her in the past seven years I knew her. I will miss her smile and her laughter.My prayers are going out to her precious family

  • A truly decent person taken from us too soon. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace.

  • Dear Lonnie and Girls, I was so saddened to hear of Debbie’s sudden passing! I have fond memories of coming to Marion with Oscar and our kids and visiting your home, where there was always love and laughter. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. I know that there are joyous reunions taking place on the other side! Love, Janet

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you in this grief-stricken hour. I pray that Deb’s soul rests in peace. Blessed be.

  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out the all of Debbie’s family. I have known her, and her sister Kathy, for many years and she was a very much loved individual who could cheer up anyone. She had a heart of gold. Her smile and laughter will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. May God comfort you in these difficult times and days ahead. My prayers are with the entire family.

  • Kathy and Squeak, Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time, sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing..

  • I am so sorry for your loss Debbie was one of my very dear friends she will be missed so much. We had some really good times growing up. My heart is with you all.