Deborah Woods

Deborah "Debbie" Woods (Steele)

Tuesday, November 1st, 1960 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
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Deborah “Debbie” Woods, 59, of Kenosha, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 1, 1960, in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of Neil Steele and Barbara (Bilbrey) Maxwell. She graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

On November 6, 1982, she married Tim Woods in Dayton, OH. They moved to Kenosha in 1998.

Debbie worked as substitute teacher for the Kenosha Unified School District.

She was an active member of Great Lakes Church, where she frequently volunteered. She was an avid walker, walking two miles a day. Debbie was big into playing bunko and mahjong. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Debbie loved life and unselfishly focused on her family, friends, and neighbors. She had a gift of bringing groups together; building bonds that made people feel included and special, part of the family.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Woods of Kenosha; two daughters, Kelly (Ryne) Montemurro of Kenosha, and Katie (Davey) Tyre of Milwaukee; four grandchildren, Addie, Tenley, Garen and Landon Montemurro; mother, Barabara Maxwell of Huber Heights, OH; father, Neil (Marion) Steele of Gainesville, GA; and four siblings, Kathy Fairchild, Mike Steele, Jamie (Steve) Staley, and Lori (Steve) Dahm.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Great Lakes Church, 7600 75th Street, Suite #220, Kenosha, WI, 53142, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Entombment will be private at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Great Lakes Church or Feed My Starving Children would be appreciated by the family.

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5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Great Lakes Church
    7600 75th Street Suite 220
    Kenosha, WI 53142
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  • Interment

    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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Posted at 10:37pm
Tim, Kelly, Katie and the whole family....Dennis, Patrick and I send you our most heartfelt sympathies. Tim, you and Debbie always are so kind to my parents. The best neighbors we could ask for. Debbie kept an eye out for them. We will remember our visits in the back yard and during her many walks around the neighborhood. Our love to you. Sylvia (Fonte) McGreal

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Posted at 06:10am
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Posted at 04:45pm
With our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences. Love, Dave and Shelley Smith
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Posted at 03:36pm
Debbie and All of You made our time in Urbana so wonderful. We will never forget. The Hoffman's -Jeff, Robbin & Girls
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Karen Stiemsma

Posted at 08:07pm
Debbie was a part of our women's small group for a year. She talked about her story-- how God was with her in every detail on her illness journey. She was amazed and blessed by his care of her. She was always actively thinking of others and reaching out to help and support. We are missing her.

Carolyn Flannery Posted at 03:28pm

I am part of the small woman’s group Karen mentioned. I didn’t know Debbie well, however she was very kind and loved the Lord. When I joined this group, Debbie along with the other women made me feel so welcomed. Debbie invited us to her home for a brunch this past summer and she was a great hostess and made us feel so relaxed and we enjoyed listening to all her travels. She never once spoke of her illness in a negative way, she knew she was going to be with the Lord some day and that was her way of looking at her illness. God Bless you Debbie, as Jesus met you at the door when he called you home, I know you had a smile on your face. You are with our Heavenly Father now and one day you’ll be with your family again when God calls them home. To your husband and family, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You🙏🙏🙏. Debbie was in fact a very caring and kind friend!

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