Deborah Kay “Debbie” Schatz


    Deborah Kay “Debbie” Schatz of Cuba, Missouri was born to Kenneth and Glendola (Sears) Morse on January 22, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri and passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the age of 66 years.


    Debbie was a member of Anointed Faith Tabernacle Church.
    She served on the Board of Directors of Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence in Viburnum and helped form Heartland Independent Living Center in Owensville. She knew what it was like to be disabled and she loved helping others live an independent life.
    She always had a great sense of humor and she loved spoiling her two dogs Buster and Pooter. She enjoyed working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Glendola Morse; and husband, Jerry Schatz.
    She is survived by three children, Sonja Stroup of Cuba, Missouri, Gary Freeman of Sullivan, Missouri and Matt Freeman of Cuba, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mark and Gary Freeman, Ashley Shade, Breanna King and Korrin Schmidtke; three great grandchildren, Liam Shade, Oliver and Lillian Downing; six sisters, Patricia Paxton of Leavenworth, Kansas, Vicki Vanco of Martinez, Georgia, Pamela Lohmeyer, Sandra McCullim, Karen Reynolds and Sharon Morse; one brother, Kenneth Morse Jr., all of St, Joseph, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    In keeping with her wishes, Debbie was cremated.
    Private family services were held.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.