FRANKLIN, Pennsylvania – Debra A. Hamilla McClimans of Franklin, formerly of West Middlesex, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, in Transitions Health Care Autumn Grove, Harrisville. She was 62.
Debra was born July 12, 1954, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Peter and Elinor Drowne Yelovach.
She was a 1972 graduate of West Middlesex High School.
Debra was the office supervisor for Telereach Inc., Oil City, until her retirement in 2011. Previously she was employed by Dairy Mart as a district manager.
She was very patriotic and proud to serve her country in the U.S. Army from 1972 – 1974.
Debra was a former member of Franklin VFW Post 1835 and the American Carpo-Russ Club, Sharon and a volunteer at the Humane Society of Mercer County.
She enjoyed music, crossword puzzles, nature, playing cards, her four cats and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Debra was also a gourmet cook and a movie buff.
She is survived by her best friend of 18 years and husband, Gary McClimans, whom she married on December 30, 2015. Debra is also survived by two daughters, Victoria Baez Whelan and her husband John, Hermitage and Jessica Hamilla Selders, Sharpsville; a stepson, Rob McClimans, New York City; a sister, Dorene Patton and her husband Fred, Defiance, Ohio; three grandchildren, Chase and Taylor Whelan and McCorde Selders; her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Joan McClimans, Franklin; a sister-in-law, Robin Roup and her husband Mike, Franklin and two nieces, Emillee Girty, Pittsburgh nd Aimee Girty, Tuscan, Arizona.
In addition to her parents, Debra was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alexis Hamilla and her former husband, Albert Hamilla.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Mercer County, 3005 E. State St., Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148 or Venango County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301.
Respecting Debra’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private service held by her family.
Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Sharon.