Debra Jean “Debbie” Herron

February 13, 1953 - November 30, 2019

Debra Jean “Debbie” Herron died peacefully after a brief illness at the Winchester Medical Center on November 30, 2019.  She was 66 years old.

Debbie is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard E. “Bud” Landis and Helen M. (Wolford) Landis; her father-in-law, R.B. Herron; and an infant son.  She is survived by her husband of 40+ years, Ronald D. “Ronnie” Herron of Green Spring; her son, Shaun M. Herron (wife Sarah) of Fort Ashby; a step-daughter, Rhonda Hipp of Tennessee; (2) brothers, Mike D. Landis (wife Teresa) of Petersburg and Mark E. Landis (wife Trina) of Short Gap; (3) sisters, Dixie L. Hott (husband Paul) of Romney, Donna K. Saville of Short Gap, and Daneen N. Glaze (husband Mike) of Green Spring; (2) grandchildren, Calia Herron of Green Spring and Calyn Herron of Fort Ashby.  She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Opal Free of Lost River, WV.

Debbie was born and raised in Green Spring, WV.  She graduated with the class of 1971 from Hampshire High School and went to work at the Kinney Shoe Factory, then on to the Potomac Highlands Guild where she served the needs of others with disabilities for 27 years.  Debbie and Ronnie married in the late 70’s and Shaun came along in 1981.  She was a dedicated and loving mother and wife, and was one of those special people who was able to give the same amount of love and care to those at the Guild.  Debbie was a 17-year cancer survivor and lived life to the fullest.  She enjoyed traveling and loved the beach.  Anyone who met her knows she was easy to like and talk to.  Her personality was full of laughter and joking around.  She also had a serious side about her and liked things to go in the direction she thought best.  Debbie’s pride and joy was her granddaughter and she will be dearly missed.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 11AM until time of funeral service at 12 noon at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney.  Interment to follow at Forest Glen Cemetery in Green Spring, WV.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Potomac Highlands Guild ~ PO Box 1119 ~ Petersburg, WV  26847

Inquiries may be directed to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511

Carter Wagoner December 2, 2019

21 condolences for “Debra Jean “Debbie” Herron”

  1. Ronnie and Shaun,
    My heart hurts for you and your family.
    I always liked Debbie and enjoyed the many school and athletic activities we worked together.
    Peace and great memories for your family .

  2. Ron, never enough words to say sorry for the loss of a love one! May you find strength through your loves ones to carry you through this grieving period.

  3. My condolences for your loss. Aunt Debbie was a good wife for my Uncle Ronnie, a good mother to Shaun, and a good grandmother to Calia. She will be missed by many, and I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ronnie, Shaun, Calia, and all other family of Debbie’s, my prayers are that God would carry you through this hard time of your precious loss❤️ Although you don’t see her know that she lives always in your hearts. Rejoice that Debbie is in a better place and you will be reunited again. If Gary or I could help your pain in any way please call. We send our ❤️ love.

  5. Sending my love to Ronnie, Shaun, Calia and family. I am so sorry that Debbie’s life is not long enough, she is to young, but we never know death to is a part of life, she is going to be missed. Good bye for now Debbie we care and you are loved, there will be another day. Love and prayers to all the family.

  6. Uncle Ronnie, Shaun, and Calia, I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sending love and prayers for strength and comfort through this most difficult time. Keep the faith that one day we will be reunited with our loved ones. She will always be watching over you all and will alway love you all.

  7. Oh Ron! I feel so awful for your loss. You were my support when my husband died, I want to be there
    for you too. Please let me know if I can help. I am a good listener.

  8. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time of grief. A person that departs from this earth never really leaves us for they are still in our hearts, minds and memories. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and the whole Landis family.

  9. I am truly sorry to hear the passing of Debbie. I remember her fondly through the days of playing baseball with Shaun in both little league and at Hampshire High. More recently I would see her on the soccer fields and enjoyed spending time talking to her and catching up on Shaun. She would always have a twinkle in her eye when she talked about Shaun and his daughter. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. God bless!

  10. Ronnie & Shaun & family..so sorry to hear of our dear friend. We have been friends for a long time and have fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers go to you at this time. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Sending our love.

  11. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your precious wife, mother, grandmother and sister. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  12. Dixie, so sorry to hear about your sister! Prayers going out for you and your family during this difficult time! May God wrap his arms around you all and give you the peace and comfort of knowing she’s in his arms now!

  13. Sorry to hear about Debbie!! Knew her long time! Most of the time was from the shoe factory! May you rest in peace Debbie! Prayers for the family!

  14. So sorry for the loss of Debbie , sending prayers to Ron and all the family ! Jason , Betty Charlton

  15. Sending our condolences!
    She was a wonderful lady.
    Thoughts and Prayers for Ron, Shaun & Calia.

  16. Ronnie and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. I am so sorry to hear about the loss in your family I will be thinking of all of you send my love

  18. So very sorry for the loss of Debbie, gone too soon. She will be missed by many, but not forgotten. She was one of the hardest and most dedicated workers I ever knew. Most of all, I know Debbie loved her family dearly. Prayers for Ronnie, Shaun, Calia, and all those who loved and cared about her. May you rest in God’s love and peace, Debbie, until God’s great reunion…

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