Deborah Jean Sterling

December 22, 1955 - December 3, 2020
Deborah Jean Sterling

Deborah Jean Sterling, 64, of Wheeling, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at home. She was born December 22, 1955 in Perry, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jerry Hartzell-Lee and Paula (Roe) Lewis.
Deborah was a claims adjuster for Blue Cross/ Blue Shield; a former elementary school teacher at Moundsville Christian School and Corpus Christi Catholic School; she taught at WVNCC and the prison systems and previously employed by United Bank in Moundsville; a Christian by faith. She enjoyed knitting blankets and scarves as gifts for nursing home residents.
Surviving is her husband Jeffrey A. Sterling; a sister Cathy Kuehn; two brothers Jim Lewis and Ed Lewis; a nephew Brian Lewis; nieces Stacey Darr, Kelsey Kuehn, Sydney Kuehn, Bridget Kern and Lindsay Stickles.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA or any local animal shelter.
Arrangements by Care Funeral & Cremation Services, 1500 2nd Street, Moundsville.


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  • December 05, 2020
    Ellen Clegg says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was a thoughtful, intelligent, and funny lady. I am sure she will be missed by many. Prayers for her family.

  • December 06, 2020
    Joy velkovich says:
    I'm so shocked and sad to hear of Debbie's passing. I worked with her at Blue Cross for many years. She was a very nice and caring person. She loved her family and her fur babies very much. RIP Deb.

  • December 06, 2020
    Deb Gorby says:
    Jeff and family I am so so sorry to hear this. I remember when I was pregnant with Denise and worked at United with her she wanted me to have another one and give to her and Jeff. RIP Deb until we meet again Love ya

  • December 06, 2020
    Ellen Shaffer says:
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Debbie for 10 years at Blue Cross, but even more fortunate to become friends. She was truly a wonderful, caring person and her personality shined. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are being sent to her family and friends.

  • December 06, 2020
    Melanie Reynolds says:
    So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing! Sending my condolences. May you RIP, Debbie!