Debbie Kiesling

Jul 12th, 1956 - Jun 25th, 2018

Visitation:

Community of Faith

Fri, Jun. 29th, 2018 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Service:

Community of Faith

Sat, Jun. 30th, 2018 11:00 AM

Burial:

Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Jun. 30th, 2018

Debbie Kiesling

Herrin- Deborah Colleen “Debbie” Kiesling, 61, of Herrin, passed away at 4:00 PM, Monday, June 25, 2018 at Doctor’s Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem, Illinois.

Debbie was born on July 12, 1956 in Herrin to James L. and E. Susan (Sweeney) Bayles. She married Mark E. Kiesling on May 15, 1982 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. Mark survives of Herrin.

Debbie worked at the Sollami Company in Herrin until 1985. She later worked as an administrative assistant at the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living until 2014. She most recently enjoyed spending time caring for her family.

Debbie was an active member of Community of Faith Church in Marion. She served the church body as an Elders wife and was instrumental in organizing food for events held at the church. She had a passion for cooking and baking and was well known for her Lemon Meringue Pie. She enjoyed spending what little free time she had with her husband, doting on her children and nieces and nephews. Debbie was always smiling and was a courageous fighter. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include-

Husband- Mark E. Kiesling of Herrin
Daughters- Amanda Lynn Kiesling of West Frankfort
Madison Colleen Kiesling of Herrin
Cierra Lynn Kiesling of Herrin
Angel Maria Kiesling of Herrin
Brother- James A. Bayles of Herrin
Brother- John D. Bayles and wife Arenda of Herrin
Sister- Pam Martin and husband Jeff of Collierville, TN
Sister- Connie Odum and husband Mike of Herrin
Numerous nephews, nieces, and great nieces and nephews
Many cousins and several aunts and uncles

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Community of Faith Church/5208 Meadowland Pkwy, Marion, IL 62959. Rev. Steve McKeown, Rev. Todd Greiner and Pastor Troy Benitone will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, June 29, 2018 at Community of Faith Church/5208 Meadowland Pkwy, Marion, IL 62959. Funeral services were arranged through Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations may be made to Community of Faith Church and will be accepted at the church or Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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36 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ray Bennett

    From: Gallatin , Tennessee

    Date: June 26, 2018

    What can I say about my favorite cousin? Debbie was an inspiration to everyone. I will miss her dearly, but I know she is with her Father in Heaven.

  • Guest: Vicki Mann

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Tom and I really enjoyed the few outings we had with Mark & Debbie. We liked her so much and will really miss her.
    Our hearts go out to Mark, the girls, and the rest of the family. We are so very sorry for your loss. We know you will miss her greatly but may you find comfort in yhe knowledge you will see her again. Love, hugs, and prayers, Tom & Vicki Mann

  • Guest: Pam

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    A schoolmate, a friend, an encourager, a positive influence, a bright spot in my life, a great Christian and many more descriptions of what Debbie was to me. She was like a sister with a bond no one could break between us. I will always carry your light in my heart. Love you always my friend.

  • Guest: Jocelyne Wharton

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    You are now in the arms of your mother, and our savior Jesus Christ.
    We will all be together one day in that glorius place.
    We will never forget you.
    So thankful that we hugged each other the last time we were were together.
    A fond memory to remember.

  • Guest: Bonnie Snyder

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Mark, your loss breaks my heart! God be with you and yours!

  • Guest: Debbie Malkovich

    From: Sesser, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Very sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: DOUG WAGONER

    From: Dongola, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    I KNEW DEBBIE FOR MANY YEARS AND MARK PLUS I KNEW HER FAMILY BEFORE MARRIAGE,MY PRAYERS I OFFER TO THE FAMILY,SHE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND SHE KEPT THE FAITH,SO THERES A CROWN PUT UP FOR HER.

  • Guest: Bobby calcaterra

    From: Buffal Grove, Illinois. / Herrin, il., Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    So sad to hear this. We were old school/ and play mates growing up on west Madison. Rest easy my friend, u have earned it .

  • Guest: John and Wendy Hobson

    From: Normal, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Mark, we loved Debbie! (Who didnt?!) She was a bright light and would always have a smile on her face and a prayer on her lips. We are confident that she is walking and talking with Jesus right now! Even though the miles and years have separated us, you all have always been near in our hearts. Prayers to you and the girls during this time.

  • Guest: Donnetta Church

    From: Houston , Texas

    Date: June 26, 2018

    My deepest condolences Mark to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers today and in the days and months to follow.

  • Guest: Shirl Bloodworth

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Im very sorry. God Bless you all.

  • Guest: Jackie Horn

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2018

    May I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Guest: Janis Young

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting both of you at the old WalMart years ago. I felt as if I were meeting celebrities! Please know that my prayers are with you and your family. I know that she is resting with our Lord and Savior now.

  • Guest: Amy Van Patten Ofenbeck

    From: Ft Myers , Florida

    Date: June 27, 2018

    RIP Debbie…you will be missed!

  • Guest: Robin Rodgers

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    I will always remember her beautiful smile! She was such an inspiration. A prime example of what it means to be a Christian. What a legacy she has left for others to follow! One of God’s greatest creations for sure!

  • Guest: Mark and Carole (crisp) Schwarm

    From: Paducah , Kentucky

    Date: June 27, 2018

    A bright light and shining example to all who had the privilege to know or meet her.

  • Guest: Debbie Beltz

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Mark, I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your loss and also for your girls’ and her family. I didn’t know Debbie very well, but I know how wonderful & generous she was through you. The love you have for her was evident every time you spoke of her. I’m sure she’s dancing in Heaven. Please let me know if I can help in any way at all.

  • Guest: Mike & Bonnie Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Mark, our deepest condolences to you and the family.

  • Guest: Liz Busch Hastings

    From: Energy, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone at this time .

  • Guest: Laurie Clardy

    From: Herrin , Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Mark so sorry for your loss. Know that you and girls and family are in my prayers.

  • Guest: Linda and Bob Zoeller

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Mark, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Debbie was a precious gift from God with a smile to melt your heart!

  • Guest: Carole and Pat McCuan

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. May your happy memories of Debbie always be a part of your lives. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. God be with you always.

  • Guest: Ramona Doering

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Mark , I was very sad to hear of Debbies passing. I admired her strength, her love for others and her sweetness. She had such a sweet holy spirit about her. I feel blessed to have known her as a class mate and a friend. God bless each family member at this time of loss Ramona Doering (Jennings)

  • Guest: Todd and Amy Ofenbeck

    From: Fort Myers, Florida

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Amy and I have such fond memories of Debbie and her world-famous smile and cooking talents! We are lucky because we have some of her recipes that she shared with us during our time in Southern Illinois. Who would have ever thought a corn casserole could possess such meaning?

  • Guest: Jerry Pulley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 28, 2018

    God loves Debbie and her family. We who survive, remember all the wonderful and remarkable memories of such a strong and and vibrant lady. We know that our grief is real, but the Lord has a new saint there in heaven, we must rejoice in this life well lived. God love, and keep her, Amen!

  • Guest: Gail Adelsberger-Evans

    From: Clarksville,Tn., Tennessee

    Date: June 28, 2018

    Kiesling family,So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person, Debbie is. Always smiling happy as a lark. Once she knew you she always knew you,never met a stranger. what a loss. All are in our thoughts and prayers. Brad and Gail Adelsberger-Evans,Clarksville,Tn.

  • Guest: Carole Scaggs

    From: Springfield, Illinois

    Date: June 28, 2018

    My sympathy to the Kiesling family.

  • Guest: CW Marcinkowski

    From: Little Rock, Arkansas

    Date: June 29, 2018

    with sympathy and respect to family and friends

  • Guest: Paul and Eva Benns

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2018

    Our Thoughts and Prayers 🙇🙏 are with you, the girls and your family. Debbie was the Sweetest and Happiest person you could have the pleasure to know. We were all BLESSED to have know Debbie…

  • Guest: Mike & Marcia Mason

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2018

    Wow! How did all of these people know Debbie like I did? She was down to earth and a quintessential Christian. She was the real thing. My heart filled with joy and the HS leapt within me whenever I would see her, even if it had been years. Cant wait to see you again in our heavenly home with Jesus, our precious Lord and Savior. Praying for Mark & family.

  • Guest: Dan Cirilla

    From: Cobden, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2018

    I worked with Debbie at the Center for Independent Living and was always very happy to know her as a fellow worker and a friend. Dorothy & I extend our deepest sympathies to her family. Her smile made everyone around her as happy as she was.

  • Guest: Kendra cooper

    From: Herrin il, Illinois

    Date: June 29, 2018

    We will miss you debbie you where the sweetish person I ever met God is with you now

  • Guest: Emily

    From: St. Louis , Missouri

    Date: June 29, 2018

    Very sorry for your loss, Debbie had the brightest and happiest smile. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers

  • Guest: Dewey and Stella

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 30, 2018

    Debbie was a warm and kind person always smiling despite the situation because she knew her savior.
    Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Mark and the girls.

  • Guest: Barbara Cobb Jacobs

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2018

    Mark and Girls: Debbie was the most wonderful, loving, genuine person I have ever known, she has forever changed my outlook on life, I am so thankful to have known her and been able to spend time with her at Bible study.
    She will be greatly missed!

  • Guest: Connie Niederkorn

    From: Herrin , Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2018

    Mark I am truly sorry for your loss.Debbie was very special.I will keep you and your girls in my prayers