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Debra Ann Nangle

January 17, 1959 — March 28, 2024

Elsberry, Missouri

Debra Ann Nangle (nee Rothmeyer), of Elsberry, MO, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the age of 65. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Paul “Doc” Nangle, III; cherished daughter of the late Carolus Rothmeyer and the late Sandra Beyers; devoted mother of Michael Nangle, Timothy Nangle, and stepmother of Brittney (Sam) Johnson; dear sister of Craig (Vickie) Rothmeyer and Diane Rothmeyer; loving grandmother of Trevor, Adalia, and Delainey Johnson.

Debra was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on January 17th, 1959. She lived in Marion, Iowa and graduated in 1977 from Marion Iowa High School. Moved to O’Fallon, Missouri in 1978, worked at Michelle’s, and married Paul in 1984. Their children, Michael and Timmy were born in 1984 and 1985. Debra worked at Target then Westbury Pediatrics when Michael and Timmy were in Elementary school. She quit work when Michael started St. Dominic and began volunteering at St. Dominic for the dinner and golf tournament. She was very blessed that she didn’t have to work anymore.

Debra enjoyed getting together with her friends and family, going to lunch or dinner, shopping or watching sporting events. Everyone knew that on Wednesdays she was at Dog Prairie then Queen of Hearts. On Sunday afternoons you could sometimes find her at Old Monroe Bar watching the cardinals. Debra was a huge Cardinal’s fan. Also watched and followed the Blues and NASCAR. She had season tickets to the Muny and took a different friend every week. Her favorites were Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Debra read a lot of books cross stitched. She enjoyed playing games, and Phase 10 was popular at Christmas. To relax and calm down she did puzzles. Debra loved to entertain people, especially in her beautiful home in Elsberry. Cooking and baking was a pleasure. Some knew her well for her puppy chow, some for cracked popcorn, and others for her gingersnaps, her Christmas cookies, and candies.

She was fortunate to have traveled to many places with family and friends. She went to Phoenix 2-3 times a year to the condo, going to Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Costa Rica, and almost everywhere in Florida, the Keys being her favorite. The best trip she’d gone on was in May of 2022, when she took Paul, Michael, and Timmy to TPC Sawgrass. It was a great Mother’s Day! Debra enjoyed being a mom. Raising Michael and Timmy was her favorite thing to do and spending time with them was always a pleasure.

In March 2021 she sought counseling at Mercy Center. Through that she got into a Bible study – and having coffee with a friend. It was on the best things she did. Most don’t know, but when Debra was growing up God was very important to her, but as life got busy, she moved away from him more. The Mercy Center Bible Study helped her to find God again. She’d watched a movie in Spring of 2022, The Blessing Bracelet, which had a quote, “God never moved, I did,” which she felt so deeply. She often remembered; “God is always there for you. You just have to reach out for him. God never leaves you.”

“God is at his greatest when we are at our weakest.”

In addition to visitation Saturday, Debra's family has planned a celebration of her life on Monday April 8th from
3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at St. Paul Knights of Columbus Hall. 

Memorials may be made in Debra's name to St. Dominic High School or the American Heart Association

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Cemetery Information

St. Charles Memorial Gardens

3950 W Clay St

St Charles, MO 63301

Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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