Editor's note: Services for Debe S. High have been moved to the Main Street chapel after Sunday's storm. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 725 S. Main St.
Debe S. High, 59, Kokomo, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1954, in Kokomo, to the late Rev. C. D. and Hazel (Acup) Blackburn. After attending school in Windfall, Debe continued her education by studying cosmetology. Cosmetology was her passion. She was a hair and nail instructor and owned her own salon, A Touch of Class, in Kokomo. As an instructor, she cared for her students immensely and went the extra mile to see that they succeeded. In addition to working in the cosmetology field, Debe also worked at Delco, where she retired after 25 years of service. Debe was very active with U.A.W. Local 292 until she retired. She enjoyed working around the home with
ceramics and crafts.
Debe is survived by her children, Joe (Robyn) High and Amber Nicole (Mike Goettsch) High Goettsch; her grandchildren, Joshua, Nathan, Bethany, Amanda and Beverly High, Sabrina High, Sebastian High-Goettsch, Chris Goettsch and Skyler High. Other survivors include siblings, Judi (Bob) Brown and Terry (Lisa) Blackburn; and a puppy, Chloe.
Debe was preceded in death by her parents; previous spouse of 15 years, Joe High Jr.; brothers, Dale, Bob and Jerry Blackburn; sister, Maxine Uslter; son-in-law, David C. Stewart, and several furry, four-legged children.
There will be a funeral service for Debe at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with the Rev. Ruth Lawson officiating. Following the funeral service, we will be taking Debe to her final resting place in Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, Ind. All of Debe’s friends and family are welcome to join together for a time of visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Per Debe’s request, you are asked to attend the service and visitation in casual attire or pajamas. You are invited to read Debe’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, assisted the family with arrangements.