Debra Lee Higgins-Shafer, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, peacefully passed away on November 8, 2023, at the age of 55. She was born on September 28, 1968, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late John R Higgins SR and Charmain Deil Higgins.
Debra lived her entire life in the East Liverpool and Hanoverton area, where she touched the lives of many through her kindness and compassion. She was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church, finding solace and strength in her faith.
Debra graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1986, where she formed lifelong friendships and cherished memories. Her warm smile and gentle spirit endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
She leaves behind a loving family, including her husband, Robin Shafer, and their children: Javin, Braydin, Kelson, Toran, Leeandrea, and Kalyndra, all of Hanoverton. Debra’s brothers, John Higgins JR of East Liverpool and Richard Higgins of Yorkville, will forever hold her dear in their hearts.
Family and friends will gather to pay their respects at the Martin Chapel of Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists in Calcutta, Ohio on Saturday, November 11th from 1 to 3 with Services starting at 3:00pm. The funeral service will honor Debra’s life and legacy, celebrating the love and joy she brought to those around her. She will be laid to rest in the tranquil grounds of Shadow Lawn Memorial Garden in Newell, West Virginia.
While we mourn the loss of Debra, let us also remember the moments of laughter and love she shared with us. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, serving as a reminder of the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.
May she find eternal peace in the embrace of her Heavenly Father.
- Saturday, November 11, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920