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Deborah Jeanne Absher

March 2, 1954 — June 7, 2023


Deborah Jeanne Absher, 69, of Paducah passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at her residence.

She was a 1972 graduate of Paducah Tilghman High, then graduated from SIU in Carbondale, IL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She took her first job at a newspaper outside of Chicago, IL. She later worked for Stars and Stripes Military Newspaper, which allowed her to travel outside the US. She was also a night editor for a newspaper in San Antonio, TX. She loved to paint and read.

Surviving are her two brothers, Robert (Theresa) Absher of Owensboro, KY and Steve (Karen) Absher of Irvine, CA; two nieces, Jessica Burgess and Kerrie Collison; two nephews, Keith Absher and Kevin Absher; two cousins, Jim (Sandy) Jacobs and Gary (Vicki) Jacobs; and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Martha Absher.

She will be cremated and laid to rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton, KY.

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Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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