Debra J. Allibone, 57, of Kearney, NE., formally of Winner, passed away February 24, 2015 at her home in Kearney, NE. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial followed at the Winner City Cemetery.
Deb was born January 29, 1958 in Winner, South Dakota to John and Jean (McCollam) Farner. Deb was a 1976 graduate of Winner High School and lived in Winner until 1977 when she married Mike Allibone, the love of her life. The couple made their first home in Peoria, Illinois. They also lived in Garner, Iowa before settling in Kearney in 1990. God blessed them with three children, Emily, Sarah, and Matthew.
Deb worked for various employers throughout her life including the Outlaw Trading Post, and Dairy Queen in Winner, Klaus Radio in Peoria, Cabela’s, Morris Press, and Kearney Catholic High School in Kearney. She began working at Kearney Catholic in August 1996 and enjoyed witnessing the development of hundreds of students. She made some of her closest friends in her co-workers.
Above all, Deb was passionate about her family. She was a devoted wife, and she adored her children and grandchildren. She did anything and everything for her family and loved doing it. She contributed her time and talent to the Kearney Catholic Activities Association, Kearney Catholic Wrestling Club, and Boy Scout Troop 139. She spent countless hours at dance recitals and wrestling meets.
Deb fought cancer fiercely for over 6 years. During her journey, she blessed countless people by living out her faith and hopefulness. She will be sorely missed.