Deborah Ann (Wright, Cooper) Falkner, 60, died Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Rush University Medical Hospital, Chicago, Ill. She was born July 20, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Bertha Mae Wright and Frank Jenkins Wright Jr.
Deborah started with the General Motors Company in Three Rivers in the 80’s and worked for them over 20 years traveling with the company to Fort Wayne, Ind., Defiance, Ohio, and finally Toledo, Ohio. She enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, playing bingo, and church. She loved being surrounded by her family and loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Bertha Mae Wright; brothers and sisters, Jacqueline Gray, Susan Venessa Roberts, Frank Jenkins Wright Jr. and Canary Bryant; step-brother, Mark Luke Wright; sons and daughters, Patricia Ann (Cooper) Olsen, Joe Lee Cooper Jr., Darcy Ann (Cooper) Mateo, Jeremiah Jenkins Falkner, Canary Ann (Falkner) Tadonio; beloved grandchildren, Dakota LaMar Hunter, Kiesha LaRae Hunter, Joe Lee Cooper III, Jerod Neil Olsen, Jesica Lynn Cooper, Romel Duane Moore Jr., Samuel Everett Olsen, Jacob Louis Cooper, Andre Duane Moore, Canary Ann Falkner, Jamal Falkner, Jemiah Falkner; beloved great-grandchildren, Jada Hunter, Pheonix Hunter, Jaylen Winger, Amara Hunter, Raylan Hunter, Sariah Moore and Naomi Cooper.
Deborah’s memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers. Any cards or donations can be sent to Darcy Mateo, 17213 Walter Street, Lansing, IL 60438.