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Debra A. Shambo - 63

11/26/1954 - 8/15/2018

Clinton, Iowa


Debra A. Shambo, age 63 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at   


Debra was born in Savanna, IL on November 26, 1954, the daughter of Rodney W. and Ferolee J. (Bell) Shambo.  She graduated from Camanche High School in 1972.  Debra had attended Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Marycrest College in Davenport, Clinton Community College where she received her nursing degree and St. Joseph College of Maine.  Debra had a BS Degree in Biology, a BS Degree in Natural Sciences, a BA Degree in History and a BS Degree in Health Care Administration.  She had been employed at Spring Branch Memorial Hospital in Houston, Handicap Development Center in Davenport, Davenport Lutheran Home, Manor Care in Davenport and she retired in 2015 from the Skilled Care Unit at Mercy Living Center South and lived with her sister for the last three years, who was her caregiver.  Debra was a seeker of knowledge.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets, traveling and crocheting.


     Debra is survived by her sister, Anita Shambo of Clinton; her aunt, Ruth French of Savanna and several cousins, including her closest cousins, Mark (Jenifer) Prowant of Robins, IA, Jaymie (Roger) Allen of Stockton, IL, Frank (Sheri) Prowant of Ankeny, IA, Jodie Stoker of New Richmond, WI, Darrin (Kim) Prowant of Windsor, CO, Steve (Amy) Prowant of Savanna and Jackie (Aaron) Krueder of Bondurant, IA.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, an infant brother and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 


Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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