Debra Sue (Smeathers) Page

September 29, 1959 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 62)


Debra Sue Page


Debra Sue Page was a caring wife, mother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly at her home on January 2, 2022 at the age of 62.


She was born September 29, 1959 to Wanda Smeathers in Owensboro, Kentucky. After spending her younger years in Arthur, Illinois, her family moved to the Mt. Olive area. She attended Mt. Olive schools.


She met the love of her life, Arthur Page in 1988. After a long courtship they wed at their home in Mt. Olive in 2001.


Debbie started her work life young and dedicated many years to her love for cooking. She had a way of feeding peoples bellies and souls.  After many years of working and running Crossroads Restaurant, she and her husband opened  and ran the Sunset Restaurant from 1999-2011.


She leaves in our care her only son, Shane Embry, 38. He was the absolute love of her life. The bond they had was immeasurable, and she leaves him behind knowing that she raised her family with enough love to care for him. We all pray we do her justice.


She also leaves behind a step-daughter, Lisa Pellegrino from Hudson, Florida, and two step-sons: Steve Page from Beverly Hills, Florida, and Eric Page from Hudson, Florida.


Debbie was the big sister to her siblings: John (Denise) Embry of New Douglas, Illinois, Patricia Covington of Mt. Olive, Illinois, Chuck Embry of Burgeon, Kentucky, Lisa Sanchez of Fordsville, Kentucky, Dawn Bowers of Walshville, Illinois, and Michael (Amy) Doty of Hartford, Kentucky. She also leaves behind 12 nieces and nephews. She was a Great Aunt to 20. She doted on each of them, and we are sure they all think they were her favorite. 


Debbie’s family meant more to her than anything else in the world. She showed up when it mattered and would defend and stand up for her loved ones. Should the need arise, she would keep us safe. She constantly made it a point to check in on people. There is no better feeling than being around someone that loves you unconditionally.


A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at the 138 Cafe (formally the Sunset Restaurant) on Monday, January 10 beginning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in whichever way you choose.



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Celebration of Life
January 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Route 138 Cafe
21224 IL-138 W
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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