Deborah Ann (Trusty) Rumble

October 4, 1946 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 74)



Deborah Ann Trusty Rumble passed on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. 


Deborah Ann Trusty was born to Milton and Olga Trusty on October 4, 1946.  After graduating from Garrett High School in 1964, Deborah graduated from Berera College in 1968, with her undergraduate degree in Psychology.  During college, she met her first husband Ronald Bates. Ron and Deborah had four beautiful and brilliant children: Nathan, Ronda, Elizabeth, and Julia.   


Deborah was baptized by Brother Ralph Denham at Point Pleasant Church of Christ in Hebron, Kentucky.  Deborah earned a Master’s in Education from Northern Kentucky University and taught elementary and middle school social studies in the Northern Kentucky region.  Deborah moved to Jacksonville, Florida and was a member of The Church of Eleven22.  She often volunteered her time at Hope’s Closet, a local thrift store associated with her church.  Deborah also volunteered at the Jacksonville Humane Society.  


Deborah is preceded in death by her late husband Harry “Skip” Rumble.  Survivors include: her first husband, Ron Bates (Amy); four children, Dr. Nathan Bates (Dr. Paige), Dr. Ronda Garcia (Beto), Elizabeth Bates Shelton (Tom), and Julia Green (Raymond); three step-children, Allison Wilker (Tom), Shannon Derenge (Larry), and Millinda Fowles (Jacob); ten grandchildren, Edie, Ava, Reece, Lucy, Nate, Bruce, Sammy, Azie, Elena, and Luke; fourteen step-grandchildren, Clayton, Courtney, Calvin, Elijah, Madison, Stella, Lila Jane, Blair, Lauren, Elliot, Cecilia, Andrew, and Lindsey; one brother, John Richard Trusty (Debbie); one niece Isabel Deffry (Ray); one nephew John David Trusty; three great nephews, Ray, John Chris, and David; and two sister-in laws, Reina Tarquino and Debbie Trusty. 


The funeral will be held in Martin, KY.  Due to the pandemic, the funeral will be restricted to immediate family only.  Deborah will be laid to rest alongside her parents, Milton and Olga, at Allen Cemetery in Eastern, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests to please donate to The Humane Society in her name.

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