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Debbie Lattimer

September 15, 2020


Debbie L. Lattimer 71, died September 15, 2020 at her Newton residence.  She was born July 18, 1949 in Newton, Kansas to Morris and Dorothy (Prouty) Cummings.

She was married to James R. Lattimer who preceded her in death on July 3, 2011.

Debbie was a member of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Newton.  She retired from the savings department at the former Railroad Savings and Loan in Newton. She also worked as a Para Educator at Hesston High School and Newton High School.

She enjoyed traveling and especially looked forward to several yearly trips to Branson, Missouri.  In the fall K-State Football game tail gate parties were a special time for Debbie.

She was a good friend to many and a very social person, she looked forward visiting with friends over dinners and especially enjoyed her favorite Mexican restaurants. She often stayed well after church and enjoyed catching up with friends over coffee and treats.  Debbie’s greatest joy was her family and she was in the process of moving to be closer to her Son, Daughter in Law and beloved grandchildren Paige, Payton and Owen. She also enjoyed the company of her little dog Buddy.

Debbie is survived by her son James Lattimer and his wife Nichole of Wamego, Kansas. Her beloved Grandchildren Paige, Payton and Owen Lattimer.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband James R. Lattimer.

A service of remembrance will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Newton with The Reverend Les Jackson, Celebrant.  There will be an open casket visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday September 18, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Social distancing protocols and mask are required at visitation and service please.

Private family burial will be at a later date at the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas

Memorials are suggested to the St. Matthews Episcopal Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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19 thoughts on “Debbie Lattimer

  1. You were always so kind to me when I was in high school. Always had that big smile and always willing to help out in any situation. You’ll be missed by many. RIP Mrs. Lattimer

  2. I worked with Deb at NHS. We got to be close friends. She was an amazing person. Always there to listen but yet a fiesty, fun loving lady too. She brought so much joy to my life as well as many others. She will forever be missed.

  3. She was so sweet, I met her when her John Goertz died. He was a relative, think cousin or nephew maybe! She looked after John and Ruth’s son after he passed away. We were friends ever since, always a smile and would ask how I was doing! Will miss seeing you around town. R.I.P. Debbie

  4. Debbie was so much like mother Dorothy a joyful person and always friendly. She will be missed by her family and friends.

  5. I will miss Debbie so very much. i will miss her big smile and her energy. i will miss her at the dances…our talks at the nail salon..when she would see me outside at home and would stop and talk .and bumping into her around town. Iwish I had talked to you more few days ago when we were at the salon. Until we meet again my friend.

  6. Always a very special friend. Loved our special time and talks. You will be missed. Much Love ? RIP till we meet again ?

  7. Debbie was such a loyal, caring member of St. Matthew’s church. Always there to befriend people and help out. She will be missed. She loved James, Nichole and her grandchildren so much and loved talking about them. I’ll miss her sparkly shirts.

  8. I have known Debbie most of my life as they lived near by and I went to school with James. I am so heartbroken and will miss your loving spirit and love of life abd happiness so much! I so enjoyed running into her often and how she was always welcoming and happy to stop and visit! RIP dear sweet Debbie! James and f a mily you are all in our prayers!

  9. Debbie was always happy, friendly and cheerful! I had the wonderful opportunity to have her as a neighbor and a friend! We go back many years! When she lived on Grandview, her and Jim were our neighbors as well as her most recent place on Grandview.
    I had just pulled over on the side of the road a few days before she passed and we had a wonderful conversation!! Most of all I will miss that voice in the morning as she would be taking a walk with a friend! I loved the chatter and laughter!! Rest in peace my dear friend, we will meet again!

  10. Phil Stultz, Fire Chief, City of Wamego

    The membership of the Wamego Fire Department wish to express their deep sorrow of the loss of Debbie Lattimer. To her son, firefighter, James Lattimer, our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. We will miss Debbie’s smiles, conversations, and participation at our department gatherings.

  11. Debbie had a sparkly personality! She never failed to greet you & engage in conversation. She and my husband graduated in the same class, so good visits ensued esp. as she lived so close. Debbie & Buddy often walked to our cul de sac! A life well lived.

  12. Deb was a wonderful friend. Loved getting to work early so we could talk and see who could get our computers first. My mornings always started with her smile and how are you doing sweety. We continued to meet every Wednesday for lunch this last summer. I enjoyed our time together talking about politics, things going on in the world and our big topic was we hated those dam mask. Well my friend you won’t have to cover your beautiful face any more I’m going to miss you till we meet again love you.

  13. From the Adams family. I know that my mother Betty has known her family forever. They go way back. Debbie had such an outgoing personality and has a village of friends that are mourning her death. She will be
    missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with James and family. Betty Adams and Melva Caldwell

  14. It has been two years the 15th of this month that my SPECIAL FRIEND HAS BEEN GONE, but not out of my thoughts. As our class is preparing for our 55 year reunion I find myself going to the phone to call her about what should we wear what time should I pick you up and all the girlie things we use to talk about. ” MY DEAR FRIEND DEBBIE YOU WILL BE THERE WITH US IN SPIRIT HOW I MISS AND THINK ABOUT YOU SO MUCH, WHEN THINGS HAPPEN I ALWAYS THINK I NEED TO CHECK WITH YOU TO FIND OUT THINGS!!!! LOVE AND MISS YOU” I KNOW THE REUNION YOU ARE HAVING IN HEAVEN IS YOUR REWARD” ONE DAY WE ALL WILL HAVE OUR HEAVENLY REUNION TOGETHER! LOVE YOU BFF

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