Debra Maurine Houghton, age 70, of McKean, passed in her home on December 6th, 2023. She was born at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, a daughter of W.C. and Viola Lloyd Johnston. Deb served in the U.S. Army for a total of four years and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for five. She was an active member of Draketown Christian Church.

Deb the Reb, as she liked to be called, was a free spirit and generous soul, willing to make a friend wherever she went and helping when able.

Deb is survived by her husband James P. Houghton, son James D. Houghton, daughter-in-law Katherine, grandchildren Nicholas and Evelyn, and her sister Diane.

A special thank you to Dr. Rothman at the Regional Cancer Center, UPMC Hamot, McKean Hose Company, and the VA Department for easing her way in this troubling time.

Friends may visit with the family at Van Matre Funeral home in Edinboro on Sunday, December 10th from 2:00pm until a memorial service at 5:00pm. A dinner follows at Draketown Church, Edinboro.