Debra “Debbie” A. Hornsby, age 64, of Gilberts, passed away at home on June 11, 2017. She was born July 2, 1952 in Helena, MT to her loving parents, Leroy and Emma Graham (nee Fancher).

Debbie met her husband Roy in school, and the two shared 34 wonderful years of marriage, together raising five children.

Debbie spent her life caring for others. She worked as a nurse for more than twenty years, as well as an aide for people with special needs. She also served as a foster mother to many children with nowhere else to turn.

Loved ones will remember Debbie as a caring, loving and wonderful mother and foster mother. She had a heart for children, and a caring demeanor that looked out for others.

In her free time, Debbie enjoyed reading books, crochet, fun family vacations and spending time with her grandchildren. Family will always remember her delicious homemade pizza served on Christmas.

Debbie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy.

She is survived by her children, Todd Hornsby, Marc (Jamie) Hornsby, Chad (Rachel) Hornsby, Amanda Hornsby, and Alyssa Hornsby; and her grandchildren, Devin, Brynna, Ben, Zoe and Jaxon Honsby.

Visitation will be Friday June 16, 2017 10:00 am til time of service at 12:00 pm at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120, Pastor Phil Zilinski officiating. Interment to follow at Dundee Township Cemetery East, 420 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL.

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