Deborah Lynn Gardner, 69, of Beaver, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. She was born August 18, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Earl Ray Gardner and Ermaline Wallace Gardner who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Stephen Richard (Susan Dickson) Gardner of Columbus, Nicholas (Paula) Simmons of Piketon and Jeremy Maggard (Chrystal Karris) of Piketon; a brother, Michael Ray Gardner of Waverly; a sister, Pamela Sue Pate of Columbus; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and a son at heart, Paul Richard Riggs.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, October 2, 2020 at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Otway with Brother Larry Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Mustard Cemetery in Rarden. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.