Deborah Jean Van Arkel, of Edgar Springs, passed away Dec. 19, 2008, at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 54.


Deborah Jean Van Arkel, of Edgar Springs, passed away Dec. 19, 2008, at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 54.
She was born in Smithville, Mo., on March 14, 1954, to the late Joseph and Remona Jean (Hill) Bennett.
On Jan. 15, 1982, she married Richard Van Arkel, who survives.
Deborah graduated from the Houston, Mo., High School. She worked as an Information Technology Specialist at the Commissary at Fort Leonard Wood. She had served as the Treasurer of the Edgar Springs Fire Department for 10 years.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her husband, Richard Van Arkel; two sons, Michael and Billy Wilky; five stepchildren, Sherri, Shelby, Richard Jr., David, and Brian; four brothers, 15 step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; nieces, nephews, other extended family members and dear friends.
A funeral service for Deborah Van Arkel will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at the Null & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Orval Wayne Robbins officiating.
A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Monday beginning at noon.
Online condolences may be offered at nullandsonfuneralhome.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.