Debbie C. Crustals

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June 6, 1953 - November 7, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Debbie C. Crustals, (nee: Moran) of O'Fallon, MO, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 66. Beloved wife of Barry W. Crustals; cherished daughter of the late Edmund F. and Elisabeth M. Moran; dear sister of Ray (Judy) Moran, Doug Moran; treasured aunt of Aerin Moran, Matt (Jenn) Moran and D.J. Moran; great-aunt of Bailey, Riley and Jack Moran, Ryleigh, Pheona, Cam and Ember Warden (Gary and Christina Warden); then also survived by brothers-in-law Harry W. Crustals, Jr. and Garry W. Crustals and dear friend Joan Oldham.

Debbie was a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church, eventually becoming a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She enjoyed traveling and going to Weight Watchers. Debbie was a big St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan.

Debbie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Debbie's name to St. Paul Catholic Church.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jane Hylton November 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Sweet friend, you will be terribly missed!

    To Debbie’s husband, Barry, and the entire family, my heartfelt condolences are with you. She was a terrific, loyal friend to so many of us. She helped me through some very difficult times, always a great listener and trusted advisor. She was so fun to be around, always positive and upbeat – and her FAITH was a great example to each of us.

    Rest in peace and glory, dearest Debbie!

  2. Janet Sutherlin November 8, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Bless you and your family.

  3. Joan Oldham November 9, 2019 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Debbie was like sister to me. We been friends through every major event in our lives.
    She was always there to pick me up with her kind words or just laugh with me about some ridiculous thing.
    We spent endless hours talking about anything and everything. Life will not seem right without her here but I know she’s got my back in Heaven. I will miss you so much BFF.

  4. Greg Bresnahan November 9, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    WHAT A LOSS FOR US ALL

    There are few words I could say to express how much of a loss it is to Debbie’s families, both the Crustal’s and Moran’s. In the Catholic faith they have been inspirations to many though they I don’t know that they knew of their impact nor would they ever take credit. I have envied their love, acceptance, guidance, support, friendship and forgiveness to everyone they know for many many years. Debbie and Barry have been loving and supportive partners for decades accepting each other’s beliefs without question. Such a loving tribute to each other!

    There is a song that goes:
    “We laugh until we had to cry
    and we loved until our last goodbye
    we were the best I think we’ll ever be,
    just you and me, for just a moment”
    There is no better expression of their love and devotion to each other.

    Through the best of times you were my friends and in the worst of times you shed tears with me and carried me through the darkness into the light. I both pray with and cry with you all now. I have known your families throughout most of my life and will always love and remember them. It has been my honor to be your friend.

    Greg & Carolyn Bresnahan and Family

  5. Jaime Kirsch November 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    I have memories of Debbie’s presence all throughout my life. All happy and jovial. Her laugh contagious; her spirit inspiring. The bond she shared with my mother spanned over 40 years. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to share her. Regardless of the time that passed between seeing Debbie, she always greeted me with hugs and warmth. Heaven is a little brighter now.

  6. Debbie Dickherber November 10, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

    candle 2Barry, I’m so sorry to hear of Debbie”s passing, what a wonderful person. I know she has been not well for some time now. Her faith was really important to her and she is in the Lords hands now. RIP Debbie you will fly high with the angels

  7. Stacy November 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this. May the lord watch over you in these next few weeks and give you strength. Your family is in my thoughts. Love-Stacy from Delmar

  8. Rev. Gregory Kirsch November 12, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

    candle 5Gracious Christian presence is often misunderstood today, yet Debbie always exemplified this deep respect, abiding love and hope for the better. Barry, it seems like yesterday we celebrated your ever growing love in marriage with Debbie at St. Ferdinand’s. Because you have grown in love and understanding for one another through the challenges and joys of marital love and life, your grief is profound. Debbie’s loving fidelity to her parents and her Mom after Dad was received into God’s embrace, a witness of faithful love, especially when natural mom/daughter conflict arose. Being a gracious sister, Debbie’s maternal concern and worry for Ray/Judy and Doug with their children, praying and hoping for the best and rejoicing in your growing love and dotting over your children further captured for us to the predictable love of God. Through our early years having endless conversations about society, the world, church and the love of God; they remained etched i our less frequent yet always endearing conversations. Barry, your beloved and partner has “fought the good fight and won the race” in the words of St. Paul to God’s embrace with her parents. Your heart must ache, yet renewed because since she is with our loving God, then she is with you forever only we miss her fun and silly teasing, her joyful and hopeful words. Ray/Judy and Doug, as you grieve Debbie’s physical presence listen to her voice in your caring love for one another, smile and bring the joy you have witnessed from your parents and Debbie to others. May your children continue to shine and be comforted. Our world needs this deep, abiding, loving, joyful respect harmed by a hurting world and deepened by the broken political process. Be assured of prayerful remembrance and inclusion during my celebration of the Eucharist here on Thursday. I’m sorry to miss you as you gather and will join you in spirit. In the words of Debbie “after while crocodile….”
    Peace, Gregory

  9. Donna Meacham November 13, 2019 at 2:18 am - Reply

    candle 1Debbie and I worked for the same company for many many years, and although we were miles apart we talked frequently. She was a very kind, wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

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