Ponca City, OK

Deborah Anne Krebs

Deborah Anne Krebs

Deborah Anne Krebs

Deborah Anne Krebs, 52, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 8, 2018 at home in Stillwater, Okla.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. at LifePoint Church, 9404 South Perkins, Perkins, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 from 12 noon to 8 p.m., with family greeting guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.

Deborah was born Sept. 3, 1966 in Shawnee, Okla. She was the second child of The Reverend Samuel and Delores Murray. She attended Oklahoma State University where she met Karl Krebs, her husband of 28 years. They have two sons, Quinn and Hayden.

Deborah was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of two; her family was told she wouldn’t live past eight. Her father and grandfather, both ministers, prayed for her to live, so she did. Doctors moved her life expectancy several times until they quit trying. They told her not to have children, so she had two healthy boys. They told her not to fly and to take things easy, so she walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek across Spain in her wheelchair with her husband and sons.

Everyone who knew her said nothing got her down. Her smile was infectious, and she made people believe they could do anything. When they got married she made a deal with Karl: he would do the physical, she the mental. This pact served them well their whole lives; he carried her, she remembered everything. For an example, where the remote was and what he liked to eat at each restaurant.

Travelling with her family was her passion. She didn’t care where as long as they were together. Deb visited 48 states, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, and Mexico, all from a wheelchair. Nothing stopped her. She owned and operated the Book Nook in Stillwater for over 20 years.

Deborah is predeceased by her grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Fairchild and Lewis and Thelma Murray. She is survived by a heartbroken husband, Karl Krebs and two sons, Quinn Player and Hayden Alan. Also her loving parents, Samuel and Delores Murray of Williston, N. D.; brothers, Timothy and wife Michelle, of Ponca City; Samuel II and wife Cathy, of Manhattan, N.Y.; Benjamin and wife Krystal Gose, of Fort Mill, S. C.; many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews and more friends that will miss her than can be counted, especially Josephine Buchannan of Stillwater, and Sherry Maroutsous of Perkins, Oklahoma.

As her husband said many times, “She makes me a better person.” We love you babe.

Memorial donations can be made in Deborah’s name to Muscular Dystrophy Association in c/o Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, 5106 North Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightomarler.com.

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