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Obituary for Debra Clem

Obituary for Debra Clem
  • PublishedJuly 14, 2023

Funeral Service for Debra Clem, age 69 of Sulphur Springs, Texas will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Travis Aven officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Robert Flewelling, Jim Collett, Sanford Shell, Heath Gammill, Tom Huie and Bobby Clem serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Clem passed away on July 11, 2023 at Christus Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs.


Debra was born on June 15, 1954 in Cleburne, Texas to Harry and Florence (Lehman) Ross. She married Michael Joe Clem on October 9, 1976 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Debra retired from Sulphur Springs ISD after working in the cafeteria. She was a member of the League St Church of Christ.


She is survived by her husband, Mike; son, Gary Clem and wife, Shaunda; daughter, Jennifer Rodriguez; grandchildren, Carlie and Allie Clem, David Rodriguez, Emily Rodriguez, Rylan Rodriguez, Jaxon Alvarez and Valentina Negrete; sisters, Linda Shannon and Marilyn Dillion; brothers, Robert Ross, Randy Ross, Jim Ross and Ron Ross.


Debra was preceded in death by her parents.


Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


The online register can be signed at

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Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.