Deborah Y. “Debbie” Croft

May 13, 1951 ‒ October 26, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Deborah Y. “Debbie” Croft, 69, of Galion passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She graciously endured a difficult cancer journey that led her home.

She was born May 13, 1951in Forest, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Genevieve (Baker) Alguire. She married James K. “Jim” Croft on November 4, 1972 and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2015.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1969 and retired from Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion. Debbie enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by children Carrie (Nathan) Keib of Lexington and Holly (Bert) Reece of Snellville, Georgia; grandchildren Merritt and Madison Reece and Kathleen and Meghan Keib; brothers, Craig (Kathy) Alguire of Galion and Hal (Cora) Alguire of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters, Diane Repassy of Harlingen, Texas and Gwyn (Wyatt) Mills of Northbridge, Mass.

A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at Crawford County Memory Gardens, 6570 Lincoln Highway, Crestline, Ohio 44827, with Pastor Stephen Keib officiating.

Debbie’s daughters would like to thank the many family and friends who provided their support during their mom’s illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Home Health or to Ohio Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Debbie Croft, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Debbie. She was a great person. We worked together for many years. Always good for a laugh. She was so proud of her daughters and the rest of her family. May she rest easy and be reunited with Jim. Prayers for all her family.

  • My heart is heavy over the loss of my Dear friend. I have so many precious memories of our years of friendship. I send my sincere condolences and prayers to her children and grandchildren who she loved so much. I know her suffering is over and she is home with her heavenly Father, Jim and her parents now.

  • So very sorry to hear that Debbie has passed. She was a really nice and caring person!
    She had heard the words “Well done, good and faithful servant” and has gained her eternal reward! For that we are grateful!!
    Enjoy your heavenly home!!!!

  • I am very saddened to lose another friend from high school. It was so special to reconnect with Debbie at a mini reunion and 50th class reunion last year. I remember the green Gremlin she bought as her first new car. We had a lot of fun times back in the day. My heartfelt condolences to her children and grandchildren.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts. She was a wonderful friend. Love and prayers to the family.

  • To the Croft Family,
    Debbie was a very kind and gracious lady. Her laugh was infectious and her spirit for life was profound. Linda’s best memory of Debbie was their trip to Washington DC as chaperones. We had more fun than the students! Debbie loved her family and now she and Jim are together again. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • My heart hurts for your loss. She was such a dedicated wife, Mom and Grandma with deep roots in her faith.
    May the memories of her love, wisdom, and humor sustain you in your grief along with your faith and the loving support of family and friends. I’ll be praying for all of you every day for the next year, at least.
    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ease your load. Love you all. Hugs, Annie Blum ❤️🙏😘

  • So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was my go to person many years ago at Lifetouch. She was always to kind and interested in your life. May she Rest In Peace.
    Julie Stafford

  • So sorry to hear of Debbies passing, I had the pleasure of getting to know her at lifetouch she was a kind and caring lady, prayers to all her family and friends.

  • So sorry daughters, grand children, friends and family. I know now what it’s like to loose a parent. My father went to heaven on the 16th. I don’t care how old the parent is or how old you the child is, it’s just plain hard. I’ve always loved you girls. May God give you so many blessings through these tough days and you see the sunshine and God’s Grace in everything. God bless you…Regena Wallace

  • I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. I worked with her for many years at Lifetouch. I will always remember her smile, she was so nice to work with. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  • I am so sadden to hear of Deb’s passing . We had some great times together. She was a kind and thoughtful person. My prayers go out to her family. RIP my friend.

  • So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. I worked with her at Lifetouch. She was always so nice and fun to be around. My sympathy goes out to her family. May God bless and comfort you in this difficult time! Debbie is truly in a better place!

  • I am saddened by the loss of your Mother,Sister and Friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless you all.