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Visitation:  6-8 p.m.  Monday

Funeral:  1:00 p.m.  Tuesday

Deborah Darlene “Deb” Lyons, age 53, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, after a brief illness. The daughter of Charles & Darlene (Holderman) Clark, she was born on April 9, 1956 in Greenville.

On June 25, 1982, in Greenville, she married Lawrence E. Larry Lyons, Jr. Deb retired from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company in Greenville, where she was a member of UAW Local 137.

She will be remembered as a great conversationalist and an avid gardener, who also enjoyed handicrafts and making jewelry. She delighted in spending time with her nieces and nephews and looked forward to the coming births of her first two grandchildren (due in October and November).

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Clark; and her mother, Darlene Sherd.

Surviving are her husband, Larry Lyons of Greenville; three sons, Jason Lyons & Calice DeGlopper, Nathan Lyons & Sarah Farr, and Derrick Lyons, all of Greenville; a sister, Denise & Pat Dilley; two brothers, Ed Clark and Ken & Shanna Clark, all of Greenville; her step-father, Sam Sherd of Greenville; three step-sisters, Cindy & Jerry Christensen of Stanton, Julie & Bill Harding of Greenville, and Jodie Palthorpe of Greenville; a step-brother, Mark & Kendra Sherd of Fenwick; siblings-in-law, Elizabeth Lyons of White Cloud, Thomas & Sally Lyons of Stanton, Diane & Mike Kauffman of Sheridan, Joy & Ed Gross of Wapakoneta, Ohio, John & Louise Lyons of Belding, Brenda Shaw of Grand Rapids, and Joella & Larry Earl of Belding; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services are at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville. The Rev. Ken Harger, pastor of the Shiloh Community Church, will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society will be available.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Deb’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on June 17, 2009 at 12:00 am


    06/24/2009 –

    Heather Clark

    You all are in my hart.

    06/23/2009 –

    Annette & Terry Blum

    Larry we are sorry to here about Deb. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    06/22/2009 –

    Allan Coates

    Larry, My thoughts and prayers are with you . It was always a pleasure to care for Deb . Tuesday mornings will not be the same.

    06/22/2009 –

    cheryl Manley

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times.

    06/22/2009 –

    Judy Huckleberry

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times.

    06/20/2009 –


    I will love and miss my Aunt Deb. She was a person you could turn to if you needed help or just needed someone to talk to. Aunt Debbie also made an awesome Christmas dinner. My thought’s and Prayer’s go out to Uncle Lunk, Derek, Jason, and Nate. I’m so sorry for your lose.

    06/19/2009 –

    Joella “Little Jo” Roberts

    I am really sorry that I couldn’t make it to share my condolences in person. I really loved Aunt Deb and she will be greatly missed. She will forever remain in my heart and in my memories as being a major part of my upbringing.
    Love always,
    Little Jo

    06/19/2009 –

    Adam Heiss

    You will always be my aunt Debbie, and always in my heart. I love you very much.

    06/18/2009 –

    Leslie Anne Wood

    There is really nothing anyone can say at a time like this that will truly be a comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. Deb was so energetic and I know that she loved life. She will be missed. Hang on to memories of her smile, her laugh, her love for you all and she will be with you in your hearts always.

    Broomfield Family

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Bob, JoAnn & Family

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