Debra (Debbie) Lauber, age 58, of Diamond, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home.
Debbie, daughter of Everett and Wanda (Baldwin) Youngblood, was born on December 20, 1960. She
grew up in the Diamond area and attended Diamond High School. She was united in marriage to Jim
Lauber in Eureka Springs, Arkansas; he survives. Debbie enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. She
adored her three grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Her family will miss her loving and
Debbie is survived by two sons, Josey Long, and his wife, Mischa, of Neosho, and Jesse Long, of
Springfield; one step-son, Jake Lauber of Diamond; three grandchildren, Alyssa Long, Avery Long, and
Aiden Long, all of Neosho; one brother, Richard Youngblood, of Grove; and two sisters, Barbara
Kennedy, of Springfield, and Carolyn Youngblood, of Joplin. Debbie was preceded in death by her
parents, Everett and Wanda.
Committal of ashes will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Diamond Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory in Joplin.