Debra Kay Scott Kelinske

Debra Kay Scott Kelinske, 65, of Waco, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Visitation: 6-8pm, Wednesday, July 17 at Lake Shore Funeral Home
Memorial Service: 11:00 am, Thursday, July 18, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, with a reception immediately following.

Debra was born October 1, 1953 in LaChapel St. Mesmine, France. She was a 1971 graduate of Richfield High School in Waco and attended Tarleton State University receiving a B.A in 2012.  She worked for Region 12 as a Help Desk Technician and retired from Education Service Center.

She attended First Baptist Church of Elm Mott and held onto her Christian values. Debra enjoyed hiking having done so at the Grand Canyon and Yosemite Park. She volunteered, loved taking nature photography, kayaking, yoga and spending time with her six grandchildren.

Debra was preceded in death by her father, Lt. Col., George R. Scott, Jr.; and her mother, Rochelle Marye Walters.

She is survived by her three children, Daniel Lawrence Kelinske, Joshua Ryan Kelinske and Candice Marye Kelinske-Dibble.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Providence Hospice

    Thank you for allowing us to help care for Debra. It was an honor and privilege. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Providence Hospice Team

  2. Debra was a kind and unselfish soul. She always thought of others and went out of her way to help others. She will be deeply missed. May God bless you all as you adjust to life without her.

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Debra for years before she retired from the ESC. I always enjoyed our conversations. She was always genuine…kind and compassionate! The world was a better place because of Debra. I pray that she is pain-free and at peace. May God surround her family and loved ones with comfort and peace.

  4. I will always love her sense of humor through the tough stuff and her strength through her journey. Losing her affects so many. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family and her closest running buddies. Love to all – Karen

  5. Kellie Fulbright

    I knew debra from church she was a great women of god . i loved her so much. She is in heaven and made whole now .
    She will be missed by many of us .

    Love u debra and miss u so much

    From kellie Fulbright


    I am so sorry. There are no other words. I consider your Mom a dear friend.

  7. One of the bravest I have seen through this journey.
    So glad You are not suffering, my friend.
    I believe You are welcomed home by Your Heavenly Father.
    Love ya,
    Dusty Plemons

  8. Debra was such a good friend to so many. She was always willing to help whatever the situation. Loved her sense of humor and her love for her family and friends. May God comfort you as you remember the legacy she has left you.

  9. Debbie was such a very special lady! Full of love, fun, self awareness, loyalty….I could go on and on. Her relationship with my grandchildren will never be forgotten. She loved them so much and they loved her! Her faith did not waver all the way through to the end. Her example of living an exemplary life should be emulated by everyone. Thank you, God for allowing your servant Debbie to to have been such a wonderful example for all who knew her. Please bless and comfort her beautiful family and friends.

  10. As I told Debbie many times, she was a very brave woman. Her faith in God was strong, and I know she is with our Father in heaven. I will miss my friend and sister in Christ. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort for all the family.
    Blinda Bishop

  11. Bob,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Debbie. I had no idea she was I’ll. I know she is having a marvelous reunion with Uncle Bob and Aunt Rochelle.
    Love Always,
    Bitsy aka Carolyn

  12. Sweet lady, you will be greatly missed! I am so glad to have known you… and been blessed by your smile & laughter. Praying for your family as they struggle to fill the void left by your absence.

  13. A bright light has left this world. Debra never complained and was always positive. She was a wonderful co-worker and a great friend. I will miss her.

  14. Continued prayers for Debra’s family to continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hand.
    Debra and I were coworkers at ESC 12.I have good memories of our friendship and her beautiful smile. Rest in Peace

  15. Carol & Cortnie Thompson

    Debra made others’ lives better intuitively! She was so strong spiritually that she was able and quick to give just what others needed, not putting herself first. She was especially kind to my daughter, Cortnie, who Debra recognized was gifted with computers and allowed her to work in her lab which made Cortnie feel quite accomplished. We will ALWAYS be grateful that God placed Debra alongside Cortnie – Cortnie loved her!! Debra was a wonderful person. Our hearts go out to all of you!!
    Carol & Cortnie Thompson

  16. We were so sorry to learn of Debbie’s death. Such a courageous lady who relied on her faith to get through the difficult journey she was given on this earth. Today sshe enjoys the glory of heaven with no pain. Love and God’s peace to the family and all who loved her. Glen and Patsy Schutza.

  17. To her children and grandchildren,

    The pictures will keep the memories and smiles alive! Cherish them as much as you did Debra, she was a genuine person who always put her best foot forward. She will be missed!

  18. So sorry to hear about the loss of Deborah , my heart felt condolences to all of her family and friends.

  19. So sorry to hear of Debra’s passing! She was a wonderful person to work with, and a delight to be around. She had a great outlook on life and taught me a lot! So sad for you Candice, Josh & Dan! You lost a great Mom! 💙

  20. Dance with the angels Debbie until we meet again .My condolences to the family may God bless you all .
    Love Janie Garza

  21. Marcia Anderson

    Debra was such a good friend to so many. She was always helping someone else. God bless her family. She will truly be missed by those who worked with her as well as all her friends.

    Marcia Anderson

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