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Obituary: Debra Davis, Indianapolis

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Debra Sue (Foos) Davis passed away Thursday October 31, 2013 after suffering a tragic accident. Debbie grew up in Granger, Indiana. She graduated from Penn High School and then earned her RN degree from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where she was awarded the Spirit of Nursing award. Debbie's caring spirit continued on throughout her entire life as she moved first to Indianapolis to be with her fiance, Brad Davis and then, after they were married, to multiple cities across Indiana as Brad's jobs moved them around the state. Some of the family's best years were when she was able to move back "home" to Granger as Brad's job took them to South Bend, and lived for seven years, within a mile of her parents (Jim and Carole Foos) and sister (Cathy).

Debbie's career took her to several hospitals along the way, starting at St. Vincent and then moving into labor and delivery when the family moved to Anderson. This continued in South Bend until she moved into school nursing to be close to her daughters at school. She continued in school nursing for the remainder of her career with stops in Columbus, Indiana and most recently in Danville, Indiana. Although nursing was her job, caring was her career. This caring started with her family but did not end there. In her school career she touched hundreds of lives in a positive way, often providing support for students who were experiencing difficulties in their lives. One of her most cherished compliments came from one especially troubled student who wished "Nurse Debbie could be her Mom". It was certainly a bittersweet moment for her.

Her greatest pride and joy were her children, Rebecca L. (Nick) Anderson and Amy N. (Chris) Condle. She spent countless hours with them as they grew up, supporting every activity from kindergarten to college. The depth and breadth of this love resulted in what were, as she would be glad to share with you, two fantastic adults with fantastic families of their own. The greatest tragedy is that her three grandkids Drew Condle (20 months), Abigail Anderson (8 months), and Madelyn Condle (2 months) will be deprived of the best "Grammy" that the world would have ever known. They brought her much joy in the short time she had with them and she made the most of every minute with them.

She will be missed by all that knew her, but none more so than her husband of 32 years, Brad. Brad and Debbie were not only high school sweethearts but were middle school sweethearts. Their love for each other spanned 39 years and will last through eternity. Words cannot express the depth of his sorrow.

A visitation will be held at Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple, 1305 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, on Monday, November 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Debra Sue Davis Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Hendricks County Community Foundation, 6319 East U.S. Highway 36, Suite 211, Avon, IN 46123.

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