Debra Garmoe

Debra Susan Garmoe, 67, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 12:03 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

She was born on March 1, 1957, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Willard P. and Lucille (Thompson) Garmoe, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter: Carrie (Nick Derby) Stice of Argyle, Iowa; two sons: Paul (Dwan) Starks and Nathan (Sara) Starks, both of Fort Madison, Iowa; grandchildren: Patrick, Cheyenne, Bayley, Anthony, Sylvester, Paige, and Bryan Starks, Emma Rhodes, Ruth Stice, and one on the way; one brother: Russell (Sabine) Garmoe of Temple, Texas; her sister: Cheryl Baumgart of Hockley, Texas. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Patrick; her brother: Willard Jr.; and her sister: Evelyn Calvert.

Debra worked at Conagra Foods for thirty-three years. She was a member of UFCW Local 617. She enjoyed quilt shows, spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, bowling, and traveling with her family.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Church of New Beginnings in Keokuk, Iowa, with Pastor Don Skinner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Burial will be at a later date in the Montrose Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at