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Debra "Debi" Lynn Niehaus, 63, of Lebanon, was called home on April 4, 2017.
Debi was born on Nov. 17, 1953, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the now late Richard Gentry, Sr. and Doris (Davis) Gentry. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 42 years, Wayne Niehaus.
Debi loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Debi would prefer to spend her time on a house boat at Dale Hollow or Cumberland than anywhere else.
Prior to retirement, Debi spent several years as the office manager for the Center Township Trustee. She was a former member of the American Business Women's Association.
Survivors include her husband Wayne Niehaus of Lebanon; son, Christopher Niehaus of Avon; daughters, Melissa Payne of Martinsville, Brigitte (Dennis) Rose of Lebanon, and Heather Reagan of Indianapolis; brothers, Richard (Julia) Gentry, Ryan (Jennifer) Gentry and Brian (Jacqulyn) Gentry; sister, Laurie (Harold) Hill; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Debi was preceded in death by her brother Keith Evers Gentry and her grandson A.J. Reagan.
Family and friends will gather from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, for visitation. Services with a meal will immediately follow at the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Center, 1230 Ransdell Court, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on April 5, 2017
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