POORE, DEBBIE

Debbie Poore Clarinda, Iowa Oct. 18, 1953-Aug. 28, 2019 Debbie Poore, age 66, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral Celebration of Life Services were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation was held Friday at Ritchie Funeral Home from 5 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends. Interment was held at the Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Debbie Kay (Rowe) Poore was born October 18, 1952 to Wilbur and Patsy (Brown) Rowe in Maryville, Missouri. She was the oldest of five children. She grew up in Taylor County and graduated from Bedford High School in 1970 and from Cosmetology School in 1971. Debbie Rowe and Roger Poore were united in marriage April 27, 1972. They were blessed with two children, Michelle Shepard and Christina Landess. Debbie started her career as a beautician in 1971 at Dorothy's Beauty Shop in Clarinda until she opened her own famous little shop "Deb-N-Hair". Deb-N-Hair was just a physical location; her shop was wherever she was. Deb always had a comb and scissors in her purse. It would not be unusual to pull in to a campground and see Deb cutting hair. She would say "just sit on that cooler". Debbie had a great sense of humor and loved life. Her laugh was contagious, many times making her the life of the party. Debbie's first love and passion has always been her family. Deb shared her love of shopping with her daughter Christina and granddaughters Jordan and Torie. They would spend the day shopping at J.C. Penney's and Kohl's then hurry home to hide the bags from Roger. Debbie's two favorite seasons were camping and Christmas. Camping season would show off Deb's directing skills, as she could direct Roger into the best spot in the camp ground. Christmas would highlight her get it done attitude as would not stop until everyone's wish list was wrapped under the tree. In Debbie's early days, she loved horse back riding and was involved with the Bedford Saddle Club. She grew up with horses on the family farm and enjoyed riding with her siblings and friends. Deb was also a Bedford Bulldog cheerleader and always willing to show her pride singing the Bedford fight song. Preceding Debbie in death were her mother, Patsy Rowe; brother-in-law, Steve Pfander; nephew, Chance Bane; niece, Heather Bane; sisters-in-law, Dora Prather and Sara Robinson; brothers-in-law, Jim Poore and Steve Poore; grandparents, Homer and Vera Brown and Oakley and Anna Rowe; mother-in-law, Yvone Robinson and father-in-law, Ward Poore. Left to cherish her memory are her husband and best friend, Roger Poore of Clarinda; children, Christina Landess and husband Jason of Clarinda, Iowa; Michelle Shepard and husband Mike of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Torie Miers, Jordan Landess (Dakota), Jaydan Landess, Jaron Landess, Torenton Shepard, Tinley Shepard; great grandson, Koven Ray; father, Wilbur Rowe of Bedford, Iowa; brothers, Dean Rowe and wife Sue of Bedford and Jim Rowe and wife Julie of Bedford; sisters, Donna Bane and husband Ron of Lorimar, Iowa, Vickie Backhus of Colorado; many nieces and nephews and many friends.

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