Debra Rudroff of St. Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 65 on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Vera Schroeder; and her siblings, David Schroeder and Janet Kellough.
She is survived by her long-time partner, Kevin Nichols; her children, Anna (Clint) Kisting, Therese (Artem) Melnykov, Carl (Jamie O’Brien) Rudroff, and Richard Rudroff; her granddaughter, Claire Kisting; her siblings, Larry (Sandi) Schroeder, Linda (Mike) Schaefer, Bob (Bev Lofton) Schroeder, Diane (Jim) Treacy, and Carol (Corky) Moffat; and her brother-in-law, Paul Kellough.
Debbie will be remembered by her family and friends as a truly extraordinary woman, generous to a fault, with a silly sense of humor and a quick, warm smile. Debbie lived her life focused on enjoying the people around her: her children, her partner, her family, her co-workers, her patients, and often the random stranger she met walking her dogs or waiting in line at the store. Her effusive joy in living and vibrant zest for life drew people seeking friendship, fun, solace, support, and a delicious glass of wine. Although physically petite, she displayed a gigantic strength of character in the face of life’s challenges, always maintaining a positive outlook on life no matter what difficulties came her way. Her warm hugs, beautiful smile, and vivacious laughter will be sorely missed.