Deborah K. Schon, 65

CHESTER – Deborah K. Schon, 65, of Chester passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the East Liverpool Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1948, in East Liverpool, a daughter of Lucille McDevitt Smith of East Liverpool and the late Harold Smith.

She was preceded in death by her son in-law, Randy Adkins.

Deborah was a graduate of Beaver Local class of 1967.

She was dedicated to her family and was a very dear and special woman to everybody in her life. Deborah was also involved in Autism awareness.

She is survived by her husband Dale Schon of Chester, whom she married Aug. 30, 1991.

Additional survivors include her daughters, Carisa Adkins and Amanda Travis both of Chester; son David Schon (Jessica) of Morgantown; brothers, Tim Smith of Rogers and Jeffery Smith of Pittsburgh; and sisters, Patti Smith of East Liverpool and Libby Grafton of Troutman, N.C.. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Piper, Cullen, Ella, Blaine, Aidan, Aurora, Gabriel, Elijah and Jude. Deborah also leaves behind her special friend, Connie Todd.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Autism Society of America by visiting

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Her care has been entrusted to the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester.

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