Deborah L Coy
October 2, 1954  -  November 11, 2017

Deborah L Coy

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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00 - 8:00 pm, family at 6-8pm
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First Presbyterian Church
201 South 5th
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:00 am
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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PO Box 9
Independence, KS  67301

Deborah “Debbie” L. (Worl) Coy, age 63, long time resident of Independence, KS, passed away peacefully at Eagle Estates on Saturday morning, November 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Debbie was born October 2, 1954 in Lincoln, NE to Chester and Peggy Worl, the first of three daughters. She is a graduate of Independence High School, class of 1972. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and worked at First Federal Savings and Loan (now Equity Bank) for over 40 years as Teller, Assistant Vice President, and Personal Banker. She also served as Treasurer for Special Olympics in Kansas, Elder and Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church where she was also a member of the choir. Debbie was City Commissioner for several years, and Mayor of Independence. She was loved by many that met her.

Debbie is survived by her children: daughter Christa (Henton) Dubill, husband David, sons Andrew and Ryan of Overland Park; daughter Kelli (Henton) Bernd, husband Darren, sons Alex and Brooks of Fort Worth, TX; and son Kevin Coy of Independence. She is also survived by her mother, Peggy Worl of Independence, sister Kathy Klanecky (husband David, son Thomas) of Irving, TX, and sister Angela Hance (husband Dennis and daughters Taylor and Madison) of Creston, IA. Debbie was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel on Friday, November 17th at 122 S. Penn, book signing beginning at 12:00 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence at 201 S. 5th. The family has requested a private burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.

The family suggests anyone wanting to make contributions in Debbie's honor do so by contributing to the Friends of Riverside Park and Zoo. Debbie always enjoyed spending time there with her children and grandchildren. FORPAZ, P.O. Box 9, Independence, KS 67301. Online condolences may be left at


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  1. Julie Jarmon
    Midland City, AL

    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that the Coy, Worl family and friends are feeling because of losing Ms. Debbie recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address;

  2. Donna Childers
    Lenexa, KS

    Prayers to the family at this truly sad time. Have comfort in knowing that Debbie was always a truly classy, sophisticated lady. She always had a beautiful smile.

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  4. Paula
    Georgetown, TX

    What an inspiration you have been all of your life, Cousin Debbie. What a blessing you have been to your family and friends. You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you. Your greatest legacy, your family , will continue on strongly united in memories of you and you will live within their hearts forever !!! Rest In Peace dear Debbie !!

  5. Uncle Jim & Aunt Ginny Jerele
    Ft. Myers Beach, FL

    Please know we are thinking of you Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Kelly & Jody Coy
    Independence, KS

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jim and Karen Marshall
    Wann, OK

    Our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Donna Parker (nee Copeland)
    , OR

    My heartfelt condolences to Debbie's family. To Peggy for the unthinkable loss of her child and to Kevin and her children on the passing of their anchor. To her church family, co-workers, community and friends at this sad and sorrowful time I send my thoughts and prayers. RIP Debbie.

  9. Susan Scovel
    Parkville, MO

    I am so sorry. God be with you all - her family and friends - who will forever cherish her memory.

  10. Michael & Crystal Wrinkles
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for your family.

  11. Cousette Copeland
    Santa Clara, CA

    Dear family,
    The Copeland family (Cousette, Francis Ann, and Mama Sue) are saddened by the news of Debbie's passing. We send comfort and prayers to her family. We met Debbie in 2009 at her Mom Peggy Worl's home. It was a pleasure to connect with our long lost McKay family. Later, she worked with me and Heinrich Augustin (in Germany) to return the WWII military bag from Germany to the Military Museum in Independence - 75 years after Duane M. McKay had been killed after the Battle of the Bulge.
    Debbie led a long life of service to her family and her community.
    May God be holding her in his arms for now and always.
    Love, Cousette

  12. Bradley & Patti Blake
    Parsons, KS

    Kevin, we are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying that God will grant you and your family with his peace and comfort. These things in life are so hard to understand. Please know that you are loved by many. We know your sisters will be a big support to you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to those that care about you so very much. Love and prayers to you, Coy.

  13. Holly Simmons
    Independence, KS

    Your mom was an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you at this time. HUGS

  14. , KS

    So sorry I won't be in independence for service. Love to all. Carolyn worl

  15. , KS

    So sorry I won't be in independence for service. Love to you all. Carolyn worl

  16. Susan Jarvis
    Troup, TX

    I am so thankful for the life of Debbie Worl Coy. What her family and friends would have missed without her presence on this earth!! I thank God for sharing this special woman, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, daughter, friend with all those who love her. Im especially thankful for our wonderful visit in July and will treasure that last time together on this side of heaven. May God bring comfort and peace to those who remain behind. I love you Debbie, and all your family❤️

  17. Christy Dye
    Claremore, OK

    Christa and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and your all in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Jeri Brewster Coldwell
    Wichita, KS

    I always appreciated the congeniality of Debbie and, Kathy in school. Every time I saw them in or, outside of school; they had genuine smiles greeting me. My prayers are with Debbie's family and friends. Kathy, I pray you will find strength in this time of sadness.

  19. Travis Tyler
    Wichita, KS

    Sorry for your lost! Prayers are going up for you and your family!

  20. Susan (Evans) Sherwood
    Augusta, KS

    So sorry for your loss! Debbie was a good friend and she will be missed by so many! May she Rest In Peace.

  21. Daryl and Susie Sanborn
    Independence, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and always. Debbie was a strong and courageous woman who put up a tremendous fight. We will remember her with great love.

  22. Cliff Morrison
    Bartlesville, OK

    She was always diligent and sensible as mayor and in other positions, and I never knew her not to have a pleasant word to pass along.

  23. Brandi Johnson Ranabargar
    Chanute, KS

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Jalaina Lane-Hurst, OK

    So sorry to hear of Deborah's passing...Prayers to the family.

  25. Jalaina Lane-Hurst, OK

    So sorry to hear of Deborah's passing...Prayers to the family.

  26. Jalaina Lane-Hurst, OK

    So sorry to hear of Deborah's passing...Prayers to the family.

  27. Jalaina Lane-Hurst, OK

    So sorry to hear of Deborah's passing...Prayers to the family.

  28. Lourdes Soto-Estrada
    Dallas, TX

    I never got the pleasure of meeting Debbie but know her through her sister Kathy and daughter Kelli. From all the stories and tales she was a wonderful woman and I know she will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace and the whole family know they have someone looking out for them from above. My deepest condolences, you are all in my prayers.

  29. Angie Bannwarth Etheredge
    Wichita, KS

    Prayers to all of you. So many fond memories growing up and making my deposits at your mom's teller station at the bank.

  30. Annette Schinstock
    Cherryvale, KS

    You will be missed!

  31. Annette Schinstock
    Cherryvale, KS

  32. Tom and Debbie Kelly
    Carlisle, PA

    Peggy, Kathy, and Angie:

    Our prayers are with you.

    Tom and Debbie Kelly

  33. Elaine Koger Creamer
    Independence, KS

    Sorry for you loss. I bowled with Deb for many years

  34. Jean Cathcart
    Charlotte, NC

    The world was blessed with Debbie for far too short a time period! She will be missed!

  35. Truman Kolb
    Independence, KS

  36. John and Jamie Euston
    Overland Park, KS

    So sorry for your loss Christa. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace.

  37. Steve Aemisegger
    Independence, KS

    Debbie, you will be missed by so many of as you were always so helpful to the Class of 72 in all our efforts to put together our reunions! We will miss your smile and all the great times we had over the last 50 years. So sad, but so glad that your pain and miseries are gone. We all love you, RIP. Asking for prayers that peace will come at this time to your Mother, Son, Sisters, Daughters and their families, and all of us who loved you.

  38. Lauri Zimmerman
    Independence, KS

    Prayers going out to the family and keeping you all in my thoughts. Was so neat having the 3 Worl girls for my neighbors growing up. So very sorry for your loss.

  39. Danny & Kim Strunk
    Topeka, KS

    We are so sorry for your lost. May God surround you with His love and precious memories.

  40. Susan Marchant
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to all

  41. Susan Marchant
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to all

  42. Annie and Ryan North
    Overland Park, KS

    Christa we are soooo sorry about your mom! Sending you big hugs and lots of thoughts and prayers!

  43. Tom and Debbie Mavers
    Independence, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss! Debbie was such a sweet lady! She will be missed by so many people. God Bless your families!!

  44. Kathy Worl Klanecky and family
    Irving, TX

    So many memories come flooding to me every time I think of you. I will miss you so very much. You were so brave during your fight with Cancer. You always thought of everyone else before you thought of yourself. I hope that you have now found peace and can be free from all pain and suffering. I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again.

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