Debra J. Blanton, age 51, of Ashland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Fisher- Titus Medical Center. She was born October 16, 1969 in Delaware, Ohio, the daughter of Phillip “Tom” Gene and Patricia Ann (Kidwell) Blanton. Debra had been a Horse Trainer. She had been a successful member of Tops of Ashland and had been active with the YMCA. Debra was a very loving, caring Mother, Daughter, Sister and Aunt. She was the life of the party, she was always putting a smile on everyone’s face and had touched many peoples lives. Debra loved horses, cowboys, country music and most of all her son, Derrick.
Survivors include her son, Derrick (Caro Raver- Matallana) Raver of Mesa, AZ.; her father, Phillip “Tom” Blanton of Marion; her siblings, Sandra (Dave) Davenport of Bucyrus, Tim Blanton of Marion, Pamela Strause of Marion, Brenda Caudy of Ashland, and Vicki (Steve) Vanbenthuysen of Marysville; numerous nieces and nephews; along with her cat, Deseray. Debra was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Blanton and brother Keith Blanton.
There will be a celebration of life service at Heyl Funeral Home on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Travis Mckenzie officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10: 00 a.m. till service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Debra’s memory to Heyl Funeral Home 227 Broad St. Ashland, OH. 44805 to help defray costs. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.heylfuneralhome.com
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