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Deborah Elaine Tarlton July 30, 1959 - Aug. 4, 2018

Deborah Elaine Tarlton, 59, Marion, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a lifelong resident of Marion.

Debbie, as she was called by all that knew her, was born on July 30, 1959, to the late Floyd E. and Shirley S. (Lovelady) Cox. Debbie married Sammy G. Tarlton on June 19, 1976. Debbie was a caregiver by nature and was always willing to take of and go out of her way for any family member or friend that was sick or in need. The greatest joy of her life was her three grandchildren.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Sammy G. Tarlton, Marion; two sons, Sam Tarlton, Marion and Chris (Adrianne) Tarlton, Swayzee; grandchildren, Sammy Kyle Tarlton and Devyn Tarlton, both of Marion, and Colin Tarlton, Swayzee; brother, Gary Cox, Marion; brother-in-law, Glen Tarlton, Marion; and a host of extended family and friends.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, Roger Cox, and sister-in-law, Hester Swatzell.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 S. Washington St., Marion, Indiana. A graveside memorial will follow in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to assist with medical and funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan.com.