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Deborah Kay Eaves, age 60, passed away peacefully at the Taylor House, surrounded by her children and loved ones, Thursday, February 28th, 2019. A visitation will be held at Christian Life Assembly of God (9001 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., with a remembrance service at 6:00 p.m., with food and fellowship to follow. She was born February 18th, 1959 in Des Moines, IA. She was proceeded in death by her parents Benjamin Robert Wolk and Katherine Emma Dorton (Wolk) and is survived by her children Ryan Claiborne, Brooklynn Eaves, Cristina Claiborne Cheatem and husband Reuben Cheatem and her brother Bob Wolk, his wife Cathy and their children.
She loved her 3 children unconditionally and held a unique relationship with each of them individually. She made Ryan feel like he was the coolest kid on the block because she was the "cool mom." Brooklynn enjoyed their time going to the Boone Speedway while Mom whistled and cheered loudly for her favorite driver. Cristina loved spending time in the sun at the beach, and the pool with Mom soaking up all the rays. They all share her love for food and her cooking, especially her salads and cheesecake! If she wasn't cooking, they were all headed somewhere for some good bites.
As a dedicated mother, Deb was always in the know about her children and their friends. From the small details, like making May baskets for the whole neighborhood, to being there through difficult times in life, she let you know you were special and loved and that was all that mattered. Moreover, if you were a friend of her kid, you were her kid. A care taker to all. No one was turned away from her door, it remained open.
Remembered for her vivacious personality, her humor, jokes, vernacular and delivery were her strong suit. Laughter was abundant in every conversation. She made friends everywhere she went and "never met a stranger." She befriended you in a short, simple encounter. You couldn't help but be drawn in by her charisma and warm smile.
Deb was also a dog lover. Her three dogs Paco, Choco and Pebbles were the apples of her eye. Brooklynn often joked, "she loved those dogs more than us kids." She took such sweet care of them and they adored her for it.
Gardening came easy to Deb, having what's called a green thumb. Plants inside and outside the home were always thriving because of her touch. Brooklynn would bring her plants within an inch of their life and should would nourish them back to health every time. She did that for so many people as well, nourished them back to health.
Loved by so many, Deb will remain in our hearts and minds as the best Mother and friend we could ask for. True to herself in every way, she lived and loved hard and we loved her for it.