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Obituary: Debora Gatewood, Westport

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Debora J. “Debbie” Gatewood, 56, of Westport passed away at 2:42 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

She was born on August 27, 1957 in Decatur County, the daughter of Floyd B. and Kathleen (Asher) Gatewood. She has been a lifelong resident of Decatur County, attended South Decatur High School and was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed country music, embroidering and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her mother, Kathleen Gatewood of Westport; her sisters, Shirley (Paul) Wallace of Hope and Donna Hewitt of Westport; her brothers, Daniel (Colleen) Gatewood and David Gatewood both of Westport; several aunts and uncles, 10 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd B. Gatewood.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery. Friends may call at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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