age 67 of Festus, Missouri passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus. She was born February 13, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late Juanita (nee Merseal) and Lee Emmitt Wilson.
She is survived by her husband David Glen Birks; daughters Jennifer (Thomas) Becker of Festus, Lacy (Rich) Hosay of Crystal City, Missouri; son Matthew(Mindy) Birks of Crystal City; sisters Cindy (the late Joseph) Bova of Crystal City, Audrey (Barney) Lewis of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Vickie (Glenn) Eisenbeis of Bloomsdale, Missouri; grandchildren Luke Becker, Noah Birks, Gunnar Hosay; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Joyce L. Thomas and brother Larry L. (Dolores survives of Crystal City) Wilson.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Festus/Crystal City.
Deborah "Dodo" loved life and enjoyed attending parties and social gatherings with her family and friends. She was very creative and artistic and delighted in make all sorts of "crafty" things for her children and grandchildren. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Memorial gathering Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Festus/Crystal City from 10.A.M. until time of Memorial Services at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Pastor Kyle Castens.
Memorials in her memory are preferred to the Chaplain's Fund c/o Mercy Health Foundation 1400 US Highway 61, Festus, MO 63028