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Debra Kay Herndon

February 14, 1958 — March 6, 2023

Lake St. Louis, Missouri

Debra Kay (Dunville) Herndon, known as Debbie or Deb to her family and friends, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2023.  Deb was born in St. Charles, Missouri on February 14th, 1958 to Thomas and Mary Dunville.

Debbie is survived by her soulmate and husband Kenneth Herndon; best friend and sister Lee Beth (Michael) Feldmann; daughters Saja (ex-Keith) Duncan, and Denyabrielle (Buddy) Carter; beloved grandchildren Grace (Tim) Hummel, Jake Duncan, Austin (Cassidy) Carter, Luke Carter, and Emma Carter; two great-grandsons Bradley and Henry; nieces Kinsey (Matt) Dona, and Riesa (DeMarcus) Holt; and many other dear family members and friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marsha Ingram, her In-laws Carl and Helen Herndon, both paternal and maternal Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles.

Deb grew up in St. Peters, MO and attended Fort Zumwalt High School and also obtained her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. She was proud to have worked at McDonnell Douglas prior to receiving her degree, and subsequently working as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal at several Clayton law firms before retiring in 2020.

Debbie was amazingly artistic and loved to paint, refinish furniture, create paper and floral crafts, and to bake special occasion cakes for friends and family. Deb also enjoyed home and yard projects and appeared to never have found a project too difficult to tackle. In recent years Kenny and Debbie purchased a lake lot where they enjoyed spending time relaxing outdoors. Debbie especially loved 4th of July and having family to the lake for BBQ and fireworks.

Retirement allowed additional time for travel. Deb especially loved to go to Las Vegas having taken several trips in recent years with her husband, sister, and brother-in-law. Aside from great food and gambling; these trips would include attending boxing and PBR bull riding events, sports she was very passionate about. Debbie also enjoyed spending time with her husband riding motorcycles and restoring classic cars.

Debbie packed a lot of life and adventure into her 65 years of life. She instilled in her daughters the importance of education and sharing good fortune and blessings with others. Debbie’s love, lessons, and memory will live on through her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Debbie would love to be remembered with caring, funny, or silly stories that celebrate the blessings in her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you to find opportunities to spread generosity and kindness in her memory. 

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

Memorials may be made in Debra's name to St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

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