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Deborah Ann Hamer (Williams) died in the comfort of her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Jan. 3, 2020, in Kingsland after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 57. 

Deborah is survived by her parents, Ken and Ann Hamer of Kingsland; husband, Jack Williams of Kingsland; daughters, Elisha (Mark) Palmer of La Porte City, Iowa, Brianna (Luke) Gilles of Waterloo, Iowa, and Hillary (Ryan) Watson of St. Marys; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Joshua) Bonnewell; stepson, Chris (Mandi and Oliver) Williams; sisters, Jeanne (Mike) Spegal of Kingsland and Tara (Barry) Grimm of Dysart, Iowa; brother, Greg (Missy) Hamer of Angola, Indianan; grandchildren, Hunter, Gracie, Evie, Joey, Henry, Maverick, Tucker and Nash; best friend, Beverly Rabideau; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Luella Bergmeier; paternal grandparents, Merle and Irene Hamer; and grandson, Knox Owen Palmer. 

As a daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend, aunt and Nana, she had a creative soul and a gift to make those around her see life in a different and beautiful way. She was an accomplished entrepreneur and owner of a bookkeeping and tax office as an enrolled IRS agent. She also had a passion for real estate and became a Realtor and HUD representative. .

A service was scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at New Hope Baptist Church. Pastor George Anderson officiated the ceremony. All were welcome to attend and celebrate Deborah’s life.

Per her wishes, in lieu of flowers, she wanted donations made to the Knox Blocks Foundation, a foundation created in honor of her grandson Knox (www.knoxblocks.org or PO Box 291, Cedar Falls, IA 50613).

Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland was entrusted with Mrs. Hamer’s arrangements.