Debra C. Clift

October 11, 1954 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 64)


Debra Christine Clift (Deb), 64, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Sparrow Health System after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
Deb was born on October 11, 1954 in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan to Francis L. and Alice B. (O'Connor) Crocker. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1972. She then earned a bachelor's degree in education from Western Michigan University and later received a master's degree from Olivet College. Deb was a Special Education Teacher for Maple Valley High School for 33 years. She attended Victory Life Church in Battle Creek.
On August 21, 1976, Deb married Ronald D. Clift in Bellevue. Deb and Ron had three children who blessed her with seven grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family -especially while traveling to sunny beaches and tropical destinations. More than anything, Deb loved spoiling her children and grandchildren; she was truly a selfless and giving person.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ron of Bellevue; children Camy (Andrew) Chapin of Mason, Michael (Sarah) Clift of Lindenhurst, Illinois, and Courtney (Brandon) Coats of Coldwater; grandchildren, Carson, Caleb, Camden, Chloe, Connor, Alexander, and Brielle; siblings, Stephen (Tina) Crocker of Bellevue, and Cheryl (Larry) Butkus of Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jeffrey Crocker.
The family will hold a visitation on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4'7pm at the Bellevue Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services (205 North Elizabeth Street, Bellevue). Funeral services celebrating her life will commence at 11am on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the same location with Pastor Matt Slocum officiating. Internment will follow at the Bellevue Riverside Cemetery (201 North Main Street, Bellevue) after which the family will host a luncheon at the Bellevue Conservation Club (8484 Greenfield Highway, Bellevue). Memorial contributions are requested to the Make a Wish Foundation. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.


JUL 14. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Bellevue Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
205 North Elizabeth Street
Bellevue, MI, 49021


JUL 15. 11:00 PM (EDT)

Bellevue Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
205 North Elizabeth Street
Bellevue, MI, 49021

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