Debra Lynn (Appleby) McCormick

Debra McCormick Obituary PhotoDebra Lynn (Appleby) McCormick, 54, of Galena, MO, formerly of San Francisco, CA, June 1, 1965 - November 5, 2019.

Debra Lynn McCormick, age 54, of Galena, Missouri, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday November 5, 2019. She entered this life June 1, 1965, in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Donald and Neoma (Sale) Appleby. Her parents and a son, James Gideon, have preceded her in death. Arrangements are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Following her wishes, Debra has donated her body to scientific research. She treasured time outdoors riding horses, lake fishing, and growing veggies in her garden. Debra enjoyed a very close relationship with her sister, Donna, for many years. She loved her family and made many memories with them that will be recalled for years to come. She will be deeply missed.

Debra is survived by her son, Jonathan Gideon of Missouri; sister, Donna Schmidt of Galena, Missouri; granddaughter, Natalee Gideon; nieces: Pamela Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jessica (Brian) Donahue of Orlando, Florida; friend, Jessica Riddle of Reeds Spring, Missouri; and friend, Rick Brooke of Galena, Missouri.

No formal services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society ( To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published on on November 8, 2019.