Debra Jo ‘Debbie’ (Harvey) Lee

March 9, 1960-April 1, 2024


Debra Jo “Debbie” (Harvey) Lee, 64, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, April 1, 2024, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born March 9, 1960, at Crawfordsville ,to Donald Harvey Sr. and Peggy Arlene Taylor; Debra was raised by her late step-father, Larry Dean Taylor.

Debra graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1978. She married the love of her life, Stuart Graham Lee on Aug. 9, 1994, and together they shared 30 happy years.

Debra enjoyed working at Goodies in Crawfordsville where she started as set up crew and worked her way up to assistant manager. Additionally, Debra spent 10 years working at RR Donnelley and Sons. Most recently, Debra was working at the Family Crisis Center, which she thoroughly enjoyed and was recently promoted before her passing. Her favorite job of all was raising her grandchildren.

Debra loved babies, where there was a baby, she could be found, whether it be a baby, kitten, or puppy. She had a deep love for animals and always teased Stuart about moving to a farm and never getting rid of any animals they came across. Debra’s favorite season was spring because of the newness it brings. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends and watching NASCAR.

Debra will be deeply missed by husband Stuart; children, April (John) Hodges, Dennis Phelps and Jacob (Ariel) Lee; mother Peggy Arlene Taylor; brother David (Patti) Harvey; grandchildren, Tyler Hodges, Brandon Hodges, Caidyn Phelps, Kori Phelps, Brighton Lee, Eli Lee and Jaxon Lee; great-granddaughter Raven Hodges; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Donald Harvey Jr., Dina Barrett and Casey Taylor.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Sanders Funeral Care Waynetown, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Wolf Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Family Crisis Center, P.O. Box 254, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Debra’s family invites guests attending on Tuesday or Wednesday to bring a picture of memories shared with her to be put on display.

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