DEBORA C. MARLOWE

Debora Claflin Marlowe, of Genoa and Perrysburg, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at St. Charles Hospital. Debora was born November 12, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Roland and Ruth (Shaughneasy) Claflin. She earned her master’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University. Debora married James Marlowe on August 22, 1970, in Champagne, Illinois.

Debora was an elementary art teacher for more than 15 years in Illinois and Indiana. In Ohio, she taught watercolor at nursing homes and to private students. She also taught for a short time with the Montessori School System. Her watercolor paintings were often displayed through shows and at businesses. She was an avid figure skater and pairs partner with her husband for more than 40 years, with their last national competition in 2013. She also enjoyed water ballet, swimming, gymnastics and diving.

She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Paula Marlowe; grandchildren, Avery and Paige Anstead; son-in-law, Thomas Anstead, and twin sister, Barbara Kuxhausen. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her daughter, Amy Marlowe Anstead.

A celebration of Debora’s life will held Friday, May 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, 419-874-3133, with a memorial service being held at the funeral home on May 2, at 11 a.m. Condolences may be made to the family online at witzler shank.com.

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