Debra R. Curry

September 29, 1951 ‒ January 02, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Debra R. Curry, age 67, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on September 29, 1951 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the daughter of Sterl and Betty Jean (Holland) Severns.  Debra retired from the Village Network of Knox County serving as a youth counselor for over 20 years.

Debra was a member of the Central Christian Church of Mount Vernon and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.  She was also an avid collector of antiques and primitives.

Debra had a kind and giving soul that always placed others needs in front of her own.  She cherished her son Kyle and was a faithful friend to so many.  Debra will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her son Kyle Curry of Mount Vernon; good friend Melissa Valentine of Mount Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Stewart and a sister, Ellen Nelson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in Debra’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Debra R. Curry.


  • My sympathy to Kyle and all of Debbie’s family and friends. I was so shocked to see she passed away even though I knew she was dealing with some health issues. I am going to miss her and her beautiful eyes, smile and wonderful laugh. Rest in peace dear friend. Your struggles are over.

    Janice Crawford

  • I knew Debbie years ago when we both worked at Big N Department Store (1969-70) in Mount Vernon. She was a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss.

  • Kyle, I am deeply sorry to hear that your Mom passed. I know you two were very close so I pray that peaceful thoughts and remembrances will carry you through this. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ✨ Kellen

  • So sorry to hear Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Your friend Terry.

  • Debbie was more like a Sister , than a Friend to me … Over the past 40+ years We shared each other’s ups and downs. She was a very loving and caring person that you knew just where you stood with. There was nothing fake about her ever! When she left us she took a piece of my heart with her. We will meet again someday my friend, until then remember how much YOU ARE LOVED . She leaves behind her Most Treasured thing in Life , her Son Kyle .. My HeRt Aches for him . … Kyle , You are in My Thoughts and Prayers… I’m a phone call away .. RIP Debbie 💔🖤♥️

  • Ms.Debbie was a very valued person in my life. Living at the Village Network for 2 1/2 years, she became a mother, when I didn’t have one. Throughout my adulthood, we kept in touch. She always had such courageous things to say to me, and always told me how proud she was. I loved her dearly, and am praying for Kyle, and all others whom loved her so deeply.

  • Kyle,

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • I met Debbie many years ago. I think she was working at Woolworths and I was working at Revco. We got to be friends she was s wonderful person. Later on she worked with my grandson. I never got to see her very often but I really liked her. I am sure she is resting in peace in heaven.