April 24, 1941 - December 2, 2019
Wyoma “Debbie” (Svestka) (Gorman) Harmon, 78, of Rockford died on December 2, 2019. Born on April 24, 1941 in Pikesville, KY; daughter of Elish and Rhoda (Mullins) Newsome. Attended Silver Hill Pentecostal Church. Debbie was formerly employed at Arnold’s Engineering in Marengo, Highland Hospital, and Chrysler; she was also a devoted home maker. She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining her friends and family. Her cakes were wonderful and her nieces and nephews looked forward to her visits, where she lavished them with cookie trays. Debbie was a talented quilter and enjoyed knitting scarves and booties. Survived by son, Jim L. Sveska; grandson, Jovani “Joe” Dorta; great-grandchildren, Miguel and Omar Dorta; siblings, Tennessee Elswick, Gobel (Peggy) Newsome, Arizona (Arnold) Kiser; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; caregiver, Jan Grams; special nephew Nicholas Kowalski; family friend, Kimberly Boykin; special friend, Kathy Sullivan and her family, and CNA’s Zetta and Dede. Preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Willie “Buddy” Elswick; siblings, Andy E. McCray, James “Herschel” McCray, Sadie M. McDaniel, Delbert Newsome, Elbert Newsome, and Kenneth Newsome. Debbie’s family is grateful to the caring staff at OSF Hospital and Physician’s Group and her Physician’s Assistant Dave Finnegan for their compassionate care. Visitation Monday, December 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Funeral & Cremation Services; 4301 N. Main St. Rockford. Pastor Dale Anderson will officiate. Debbie will be interred in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery with her former spouse, Richard Svestka, where he will be honored with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Debbie’s family. For complete obit visit www.graceFH.com.
Wyoma “Debbie” (Svestka) (Gorman) Harmon, 78, of Rockford died on December 2, 2019. Born on April 24, 1941 in Pikesville, KY; daughter of Elish and Rhoda (Mullins) Newsome. Attended Silver Hill Pentecostal Church. Debbie was formerly... View Obituary & Service Information
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