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Debra M. “Debbie” Keen

August 25, 1956 - January 31, 2022

Debra M. “Debbie” Keen, age 65, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 25, 1956, she was a daughter of the late William Powell and Elizabeth (Schafferman) Latch. Debbie worked as a department manager at BF Rich Co. She retired in 2001 to become a full-time nanny.

Deep in her faith, Debbie enjoyed listening to gospel music and reading the bible. She loved spending her free time coloring or doing word searches or even catching a bingo game every once in a while. Debbie liked to travel to the beach as often as she could. Debbie had a love for Longerberger baskets, purses, and shoes. Above all, she cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her pets.

In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by her daughter, Danielle; and siblings, Bill Powell, Linda Powell, Pat White, and Delores Cole. She is survived by her husband, Walter M. Keen; children, Shawn M. Cole (Toni) of Rising Sun, MD, Dee Porter (Eric) of Middletown, and Brian M. Cole (Brianna) of Wilmington; stepfather, Donald Latch; siblings, Kathy Hart, Kenny Powell, Donna Latch, Mary Wilson, Kenny Latch, Donald Latch, and Denise Dancy; and grandchildren, Shayla, Jaidan, Jordyn, Bryce, Ross, Payton, Tyler, Brandon, Amanda (Justin), Jessica, Layla, and Travis; sister-in-law, Barbara Ferris (Lenny); along with several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Debbie’s memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037 or online by clicking here.

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5 Condolences for Debra M. “Debbie” Keen

  • Mom was one of the most caring, loving person I’ve ever known. She loved her family and friends more than life itself. It breaks my heart that she is no longer with us but I know she’s watching out for us in heaven where she is no longer in pain. I love you mom and wish I could’ve done more for you!

  • My condolences to all on the loss of Debbie.

  • Debbie you were one of the strongest people I have known. You have been one of my most loyal friends. For that I will be eternally grateful. Words do not do you justice. I will miss you. RIP my dear dear friend. ❤️🙏

  • Debbie – I am blessed to have known you as a friend and colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. RIP.

  • So sorry for your loss. May god comfort you during this time.