Debra Kay Rogers, 60, of Bayard, daughter of Betty Hensley and Russell Abbadusky, step-father, Albert Hensley was born March 10, 1957 in Illinois. She passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Bayard Church of Christ. Burial of her cremains was in the Brethren Cemetery in Panora. Visitation was Sunday, November 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora.
In her youth, Debra lived in the New Boston, Illinois area. For a period of time, she lived with her Aunt Gracie and Grandad. She attended the Methodist Church while she was living in New Boston. She enjoyed this time of her youth being involved in the church. She worked with her father, Russell, at the Mommouth Pottery Barn. At this time, two sons were born, Christopher and Robert. She also completed her high school equivalency. She then began working as a CNA for 10 years. While working as a CNA, she went to college at Bradley University. Also during this time she began going to the Worldwide Church of Christ and got baptized. While there, she served in the church for many years. During this time, she began to raise her daughter, Nicole.
Debra and Nicole moved to Bagley, Iowa. When arriving in Iowa, she began to work at Panorama High School. During this time, her husband Duane passed away. On November 26, 2005, she married Robert Rogers at the Bayard Church of Christ. In 2009, she left Panorama High School and began to work at Jefferson-Scranton High School. Debra worked at Jefferson-Scranton High School until 2017, when she then retired.
She is survived by her husband, Robert of Bayard; her children: Chris (Crystal) Abbadusky of Illinois, Robert (Annie) Cook of Carroll and Nicole (Zach) Wailes of Bayard; eight grandchildren; brother, Kevin (Theresa) Abbadusky of New Boston, Ill.; sisters, Tammy (Rod) Brommel of Stuart and Lesley (Jim) Jones of Bayard; and brother, William (Jennifer) Hensley of Winterset; many nieces, nephews, family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father; husband, Duane Hansen; and brother, Troy Hensley.
Twigg Funeral Home in Panora assisted the family, 641-755-2211.