Debra L Higgins-Shafer

September 28, 1968 - November 8, 2023
Debra L Higgins-Shafer

Gifts & Memorial Donations

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.

Visiting Hours

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel - Directions
Calcutta- OH
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Saturday, November 11, 2023
3:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • November 11, 2023
    Michelle Martin says:
    Oh Debbie, I am going to miss our talks and you were my cheerleader in life. You never had a bad word about anyone. I already miss our silly talks and laughs. Fly high my friend

  • November 11, 2023
    Tammy White says:
    I have known Debbie since middle school plus we lived close to together just a few blocks from each other. She will always be remember for a true friend kind heart

  • November 11, 2023
    Kelly Covington says:
    I met Debbie online almost 18 years ago when I was pregnant. We had so many discussions over so many topics. She was the first one I turned to when my kids joined band and the first one who would cheer them on from afar. I miss seeing her online more than expected. She loved her family and was so proud of all the kids. She impacted so many people. Thank you for sharing her with the world.

  • November 11, 2023
    Tommy & Lisa Peters says:
    It was a privilege getting to know Debbie over the last 8 years. She was always smiling and willing to help anyone at any time. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy that her children will carry forward. Rest in peace, Debbie.