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Debra A. Harden

September 24, 1952 - September 1, 2018

Debra A. Harden, 65, of Springfield, died at 9:50 pm, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Heritage Health Hospice. She was born on September 24, 1952 in Springfield, IL to John W. and Mary L. (Renfro) Howarth. She married Russell W. Harden in 1968 and he preceded her in death on February 26, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca (Sue Cook) Trygstad of Jonesboro, AR; two sons, Russell L. (Tina) Harden of Girard and Rodney Harden of Springfield; five step children, Harold W. Harden, Darrell Harden, Debbie Tetter, Russell W. Harden and Dale Harden; three grandchildren, Dakota Trygstad, Gregory and Erika Harden; one great-grandchild, Mystic Trygstad; as well as several other grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Brenda Oney of Crestview, FL, Clara Jean Bertolino of Clare More, OK, Mary Siebert of Montgomery, TX, and Ruby Anders of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Harden, parents; one daughter, Judith Harden; and one brother, Robert Krupp.

Debra lived in Springfield for most of her life. Debra worked as a private housekeeper and at Memorial Medical Center housekeeping for 15 years.

Private graveside services were held.

Family will hold a celebration of Debra’s life at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Cemetery Information

Oak Ridge Cemetery


1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map

Memorial Information

Children's Miracle Network


205 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

801-214-7400 Map

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