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Deborah J. Hilbert, 62, of 320 S. Fourth St., Sunbury, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center due to complications from pneumonia.

She was born in Sunbury on March 6, 1955, a daughter to the later Belford and Marjorie (Slough) Forry.

Debby graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1973. In September of 1998 she married Gary Hilbert Jr. in Las Vegas and got lucky because her family grew immensely. She worked as a waitress in various restaurants and was last employed at Dollar General in Sunbury. She was a life member of the Hummels Wharf Fire Company.

She was very close to her family. They meant the world to her. She was a devoted wife, sister, daughter and took excellent care of her mother until her passing. She loved orange tabby cats and her two "boys" "Sheldon" and "Spencer."

Debby is survived by her loving husband, Gary Hilbert Jr.; one son, Jeremy Hummel and his wife Yvette, and two grandchildren, Julian and Violet, of Selinsgrove; two sisters, Ginger Gheen and Marjorie "Billie" Yost and her husband Robert, all of Sunbury. Debby will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Bill Gheen Jr., of Shamokin, Adam Gheen and Emily Yost, of Sunbury, Erica and her husband Dan Hardesty, of York, and their three children; and one aunt, Lois Slough, of Sunbury. Also surviving are stepson, Greg Hilbert and his three sons, Dauntaye, Dreyden, D'Treyvien, of Lykens; brother-in-law, Roger and Theresa Hilbert and their four children, of Selinsgrove; sisters-in-law, Dawn Lytle and her two children, of Sunbury, Nancy and Wayne Bickhart and their four children, of Mifflinburg, Pam and Scott Taylor and three children, of Olive Branch, Miss.; her mother-in-law, Mary and Donald Gallagher, of Sebring, Fla.; and stepmother-in-law, Kathy Hilbert, of Selinsgrove.

Debby was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, brother-in-law, Bill Gheen; and father-in-law, Gary Hilbert Sr.

Friends and family may visit (dress is casual) from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, where the funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with Woody Wolfe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunbury Animal Hospital (Stray Animal Fund), 3920 PA Rt. 890, Sunbury, PA 17801.

Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 17, 2017
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