BENAVIDEZ, Debbie A. (nee Wapelhorst), of St. Louis, Missouri was born December 7, 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri and entered into rest, Friday, October 28, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 44 years, 10 months and 21 days.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one (1) child, Emma Benavidez.
She is survived by her husband, Jason Benavidez, of St. Louis, Missouri, (married April 21, 2001), five (5) children, Brian Cookson, of St. Louis, Missouri, Matthew (Emma) Cookson, of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer Cookson, of Haltom City, Texas, Elisabeth Benavidez, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Zachary Benavidez, of St. Louis, Missouri, one (1) grandchild, Ethan, parents-in-law, James (Vanessa) Benavidez, of St. Louis, Missouri and Cheryl Benavidez, of Belleville, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends.
Debbie enjoyed geneology and reading, especially about Egyptian history. She is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 10301 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, MO 63122. Service Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 77 West Port Plaza, Suite 101, St. Louis, MO 63146.