Deborah Folk

Obituary of Deborah Folk

Deborah Kay (Heck) Folk, 60, Berne, went to be with the Lord in her home at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on November 20, 1957, to Larry J. Churchwell and Patricia D. (Stumbo) Heck. On June 4, 1994, Deborah married Warren E. Folk, and they shared 19 years together before he passed away on September 18, 2013.

Deborah was a graduate of Huntington North High School, and she continued her education and received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nursing. She worked at Blackford Community Hospital for five years before she transferred to the VA Hospital, where she was employed for eight years. Deborah was a member of First Christian Church in Marion.

Some of Deborah's favorite things to do were cooking, baking, spending time with her family and grandchildren, attending church, listening to classical music, and sitting on the beach enjoying the peace of the ocean.

She is survived by her loving family which includes her father, Larry J. Churchwell; daughter, Damara (Dan) Neuenschwander, Berne; son, Derek (Lori) Payne, Bluffton; step-daughter, Jennifer Holly, Sacramento, California; grandchildren, Solomon and Boaz Neuenschwander, Berne, Elijah and Charlotte Payne, Bluffton, and Kalena and Jonathan Holly Jr., Sacramento; and siblings, Larry (JoAnn) Heck, Joyce (Matt) Dodge, and James (Vicki) Heck.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Patricia D. (Stumbo) Heck; grandmother, Ida Huckleberry; and adoptive father, Roy Heck.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Deborah's funeral service beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at First Christian Church, 1970 N. Wabash Rd., Marion, IN. Rev. Roslyn Harrison will be officiating with burial following at Marion National Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Family LifeCare Hospice, 705 S. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952.

Online condolences may be made at