Debra (Debbie) Connett

  • Died: October 19, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Debra "Debbie" Connett passed away Saturday Oct 19, 2019 surrounded by family. Born on Dec 15, 1955 to Don and Mary George, Deb nurtured a life-long love of learning and teaching – working in parochial schools, preschool, as a substitute, and as a tutor. She was an active member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, particularly encouraging the United Methodist Women's groups in community outreach projects. Debbie married Kevin Connett on June 6, 1980 and they raised their daughters in Fort Wayne, supporting them in their many activities. She was a woman of great faith in Christ and loved her family and friends deeply, cherishing time spent with them. Surviving are her husband; Kevin; daughters Amanda (Stephen) Rochelle and Amy Connett; grandchildren Chloe King and Scott and Lauren Rochelle; and sisters Donna George, Susan (Kevin) Curry, and Angela Smithson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary George. A funeral service will be held at 11am on October 24, 2019 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave, with calling one hour prior. Rev. Lakeya Stewart and the Rev. Kris McPherson officiating. Visitation will also be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on October 23, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815. Burial to follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Charis House or Madina Village School through Good Shepherd UMC. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Deb was such a kind, sweet person. So thankful to have gotten to know her through bowling many years ago, and oh the fun we had at the golf outings and cookouts. So sorry for your loss and may you find peace and comfort through shared memories.

Posted by Mitzi Greuter - Grabill, IN   October 29, 2019

Deb was a good friend of both Rob and myself. Our lives intertwined at Good Shepherd and Snider and through having two daughters. I connected with Amanda a lot through our journeys into ministry. We laughed together over the adventures with our grandchildren. I will continue to treasure the times we shared and hold you all in my prayers.

Posted by Donna Goings - Bloomington, IN - Friend   October 26, 2019

You family was so hospitable to us Snider HS folk growing up. I'm so sorry for your loss and grateful for the beautiful role model your mom will always provide.

Posted by Mara Sampson - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   October 24, 2019

Prayers for Kevin, Amanda, Amy and the entire family. Debbie was a wonderful woman. Great memories from our reunions and being neighbors.

Posted by Brad Stoffer - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   October 23, 2019

Sorry for your loss love you Angie

Posted by Sarah Heister - Newport, TN   October 23, 2019

Debbie was an incredibly supportive and encouraging person. She embraced all people with love everyday. You'll be greatly missed.

Posted by Dennis Campbell - Friend   October 22, 2019

Dearest Connett family i am so sorry on the passing of Deb. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time. We will not be able to be there but tou will be in our thoughts.

Posted by Lillian Talbert - Fort Wayne - Family Friend   October 22, 2019


Debbie loved you all very much! Our sympathies to you. Sue and Irv Arnold

Posted by Sue Arnold - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   October 22, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She was such a gentle soul. Our sympathy and prayers for peace to Kevin & family.

Posted by Don & Debi Kennedy - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   October 22, 2019


My sympathies and healing prayers for the family.

Posted by Pam Gorrell - Fort Wayne, IN   October 22, 2019

Sincere sympathy to Kevin and family on Debbie's sad passing. RIP from all the family in Scotland

Posted by Alison Kerr - Family   October 21, 2019

God bless deb and the life she lived. She was a true christian and woman of faith. She was an inspiration to all

Posted by Jeremy Talbert - Fort wayne, IN - Family Friend   October 21, 2019

Debbie was always a positive light, friendly and a great neighbor. She will be missed greatly by the family and friends.

Posted by Betty Kunard - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   October 21, 2019

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