Debra A. Greenlee Rensberger, 44, a resident of Vancouver, Washington over the past 15 years and formerly of Plymouth, died at 10:40 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Sunday, September 21, 2003.
Debbie had been courageously battling cancer for two years. She died in her home in the presence and care of her loving family. Her parents, Jerry and Jean Greenlee of Plymouth, were also at her side.
Her love of life and people touched the lives of all who knew her.
Those who loved her, especially her devoted family, will remember her for her energetic and engaging personality, always giving of her best and always leading the way.
Debbie was born on September 24, 1958, the first-born daughter of Jerry D. and Jean E. Carpenter Greenlee. Her first home was in the old Marshall County Jail when her father was Sheriff of Marshall County.
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1977, and attended the fashion merchandising school of the Ft. Wayne, Indiana, International Business College.
She worked first for L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis and Lord and Taylor Department stores in Chicago. In Portland, Oregon, she was a furniture and accessories buyer for Rejuvenations Inc., a historical restoration provider.
Debbie was married to Paul A. Rensberger in Plymouth, Ind., on September 18, 1982. They are the parents of three daughters: Megan, a student at Oregon State University and twins, Kimberly and Kelly, at home in Vancouver.
Debbie was devoted to her children and enjoyed their activities and sporting events. A member of the Royal Oaks Country Club, she loved playing golf, boating, gardening, spectator sports and scrapbooking.
She is survived by her husband and their daughters.
Her parents, sister and brother-in-law; Kathy and Jim Smart and mother-in-law; Ann Rensberger all of Plymouth, also survive, together with her extended family and friends.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Henry Rensberger on September 13, 2003.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Vancouver, of which Debbie was a member, on Friday, September 26, 2003 at 11A. M. (Pacific Time) Inurnment will follow at the Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver.
A local service of Remembrance will be announced.
Preferred Memorial gifts in Debbie’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association or Marshall County Hospice thru the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home.