Deborah Anne Krebs

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Deborah Anne Krebs

September 03, 1966 - October 08, 2018

Deborah Anne Krebs, 52, passed away early Monday morning, October 8, 2018 at home in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm at LifePoint Church, 9404 South Perkins, Perkins, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12:00noon to 8:00pm, with family greeting guest from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.

Deborah was born September 3, 1966 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was the second child of The Reverend Samuel and Delores Murray. She attended Oklahoma State University where she met Karl Krebs, her husband of 28 years. They have two sons; Quinn and Hayden.

Deborah was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of two, her family was told she wouldnt live past eight. Her father and grandfather, both ministers prayed for her to live so she did. Drs moved her life expectancy several times until they quit trying. They told her not to have children, so she had two healthy boys. They told her not to fly and take things easy, so she walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500 miles trek across Spain in her wheelchair with her husband and sons.

Everyone who knew her, said nothing got her down. Her smile was infectious, and she made people believe they could do anything. When they got married she made a deal with Karl, he would do the physical, she the mental. This pact served them well their whole lives, he carried her, she remembered everything, for an example: where the remote was and what he liked to eat at each restaurant.

Travelling with her family was her passion. She didnt care where as long as they were together. Deb visited 48 states, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, and Mexico all from a wheelchair. Nothing stopped her. She owned and operated the Book Nook in Stillwater for over 20 year.

Deborah is predeceased by her grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Fairchild and Lewis and Thelma Murray. She is survived by a heartbroken husband, Karl Krebs and two sons, Quinn Player and Hayden Alan. Also her loving parents, Samuel and Delores Murray of Williston North Dakota; brothers, Timothy and wife Michelle of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Samuel II and wife Cathy of Manhattan, New York; Benjamin and wife, Krystal Gose of Fort Mill, South Carolina; many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews and more friends that will miss her than can be counted, especially Josephine Buchannan of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Sherry Maroutsous of Perkins, Oklahoma.

As her husband said many times, She makes me a better person. We love you babe.

Memorial donations can be made in Deborahs name to Muscular Dystrophy Association in c/o Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, 5106 North Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at
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Cara and Ron Beer
Oct 11, 2018
Karl and family, we read about the passing of Deborah and extend our heartfelt sympathy's to you and your family. I remember her fondly from the time a group of us from Habitat for Humanity worked on your house to make things a bit more convenient for Deborah to move about in her chair. She was always so gracious and kind, as she was at the Book Nook. May God hold you in the palm of His hands as you face the future. Cara and Ron
The Albrights
Oct 11, 2018
Karl, we are praying for you and the boys. You two were such an incredible example to everyone you came in contact with. The love you two had for each other will be something that Crystal and I seen, gleaned upon and will never forget. Thank you for showing us what true love really means!