Deborah "Debby" Adel Vlahos, 65, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. She was born on April 12, 1953, in Hampton, to Gus and Frances (Nowell) Vlahos.
Debby was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church. She graduated from Hampton High School. Debby married Tim Tolan; they later divorced. She worked for Electric Fetus and Bachman's Floral/Garden Stores in Minneapolis. Debby and Tim started an asphalt sealing company, Accent Asphalt Maintenance Systems, and operated it together until they retired.
Debby was very active with Friends of the Hampton Cemetery. She enjoyed gardening, working with her roses and orchids, and loved her dogs.
Debby is survived by her sister Betty Wickwire of Hampton, niece Crystal (Dave) Lupkes of Hampton, nephew Wade (Melissa) Baker of Mason City, nephew Troy Aguilera of Hampton, great-nephew Jarred (Cassie) Berding, great-niece Andrea (Seth) Rickel, and great-nephew Samuel Baker. She is also survived by Michelle (Randy) Johnson and their children Emily, Greta and Nick.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gus and Frances, sister Susan "Bobby" Madera, brother Steve Vlahos, brother-in-law Gary Wickwire and niece Nancy Madera.
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My Debbs...Tony and I love you so very much. You and I had some of the very best times--Elton John Concert, dinners and our girls lunches!! You are forever in my heart. Thank you for always being such a good loyal loving friend. Everytime I look outside and see the plants you gifted me I will smile and think of you. I love you so much my Debbs, i miss you already, I am going to miss hearing your voice and hearing your beautiful laugh. Until we meet again my sweet friend..xoxoxo
Reconnecting with Debby was a blessing. It was nice to get her memories of her time in Minneapolis. I wish we were able to meet up for coffee again. Blessings to the family.
So sorry to hear, so glad she moved back to Hampton and we got to reconnect! Looked forward to seeing her at local shops and our visits. May your soul be at peace. Wish we had taken our trip south last year!
So sorry to hear this, Debby was a wonderful person!
I am Debby’s bff from Minneapolis. Just found out and am heartbroken. Tuddy, I am so sorry. 40 years of friendship through the good and bad times. RIP my dear friend! You’ll always be in my heart ❤️
What a shock this is! She was so dedicated and willing to serve on the Friends of the Cemetery Board. In fact she was working in the Cemetery just 24 hours before passing. While we didn't know each other well in school, it was enjoyable to get to know her better after she moved back to Hampton. Rest in peace. We will miss you
I was so saddened and shocked to hear that Debby had passed away. Last year,I got to see Debby at the Hampton coffee get together in November. It was wonderful to see her and re-connect again. I was so looking forward to seeing her again this year. My heart goes out to her family and friends. My sincere condolences to all.
It was a pleasure to get to know Debby while working together as Friends of the Hampton Cemetery.
It was so great to reconnect with Debbie this summer! I am so sad for her family and friends.
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