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Debbie Clendennen

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Debra Kay “Debbie” Clendennen, age 61, of Crockett passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Debbie was born December 17, 1956 in Houston to parents, Edward “Ed” Schlitzkus and Helen Valusek Schlitzkus. Leadership and teaching came natural to Deb. She had a strong work ethic and was early to every meeting or gathering. Deb was very independent and often wanted to handle things her own way. She was always confident and loved to speak publicly. Deb rarely had time for herself, but always made time for the people she loved and cared about. She had a giving spirit and loved to spoil her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Gary “Paco” Clendennen of Crockett; children, Buck Clendennen and wife, Amie of Splendora, Ryan Clendennen and wife, Angie of Tarkington Prairie, and Sarah Clendennen of New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren, Jacob, Jace, Jaala, Morgan, Brody, and Henry; mother, Helen Schlitzkus of Crockett; numerous other loving relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward “Ed” Schlitzkus and brothers, Eddie and Randy Schlitzkus.

Funeral services for Debra Kay “Debbie” Clendennen will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 in the Cowboy Church of Leon County with Bro. Tuffy Loftin, officiating. The family will receive friends, Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cowboy Church of Leon County, 1419 Hwy 7 East, Centerville, Texas 75833. Online condolences may be made at


  1. Although we did not get to visit with Debbie near enough we loved and will miss her daily. Every time that I think of her all I can see is a hugh smile and laughter. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by more than she probably realized. My thoughts and prayers are with my friend Paco and his family.

  2. Paco, Marie & I were floored when we heard the news. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything for you, please don’t hesitate to call on us.

  3. Debbie was a beautiful person with a beautiful smile that lit up the room. We had many good conversations and laughs while she helped me with my Woodmen “stuff”. I pray for the family and send my deepest sympathy for your sudden loss. She will be deeply missed by all of us who loved her. God bless you and help you through the days to come. love to you all.

  4. Debbie was an incredible woman, always smiling and always giving to her community. She was especially good to our veterans and first responders. I’m never heard her speak an unkind word and I never heard anyone speak ill of her. Her absence creates a huge void in the Crockett community. You earned your wings my friend so now you can rest easy among the heavenly angels.

  5. Debbie was one of the sweetest people I had the privilege to know. Such a kind person with a gorgeous smile.

  6. we loved Debbie and she will be missed. god bless her paco and family.

  7. Debbie was our friend,i never met a better person.

  8. Paco, Helen, Marie and the rest of the family, we are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Debbie. She always had such a beautiful smile and personality about her. You have our sincere sympathies and may you be blessed with God’s grace and goodness! Virgle Sutton and family

  9. You will be missed. Love and Prayers to Aunt Helen and Poco. X’s&O’s

  10. Debbie always made me feel I was important to her. I saw her treat others the same way. She was always so considerate and kind. I, among many, will sorely missed her.

  11. So sorry for your lost . Our deapest sympathy to u and family all of y’all are in our prayers

  12. So sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  13. So sorry for your loss our prayers are with u and the family

  14. Debbie was a great friend and help to the American Legion of Crockett, we will miss her.

  15. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful women who I dearly admired. I had the privilege of working with Debbie day in and day out from the Home Office in Omaha, Ne. Debbie would call everyday, with something funny to tell you or a dilemma she had to get to the bottom of. Nevertheless I always hung up the phone with a smile and laughter. Her radiant smile, her warm heart and her passion for what she believed in was above the rest. I will dearly miss her. I will keep the Clendennen family in my prayers. RIP Debbie God Bless

  16. Our prayers go out to your family. The world lost a good lady.

  17. I am still in shock, I can’t understand my Debbie leaving us, I never had a better friend, not an agent, she was a God sent Lady. No-one I know put more into the lives of the people she met above herself. I don’t think she ever met a person she didn’t make a friend of. We had soon to come meeting, to go out to dinner and meet with some people, I will now ever miss that day. God Bless this Lady. Love and miss you Debbie.

  18. to the Clendennen family ,we are so sorry for you lose, we had just talk to Deb was a good friend to us. deb we will miss you

  19. Dear Paco and Family..We are so shocked and sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was so much fun and a big part of the good times we remember at Boulder Lake Ranch. It’s hard to believe that such a vivacious lady is gone. She was always so good to us. Our deepest condolences.

    Charm and Jim

  20. The National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors is sorry to hear of the passing of our NAFIC member, Debbie. Our condolences to her family and many friends.

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