Debbie Darst Ireland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Debbie Darst Ireland, age 58 of Gosnell, passed from this life on Friday, August 28, 2015 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born to William Lee and Orpha Mae Ostrum Darst in San Antonio, Texas, she was a Production Clerk at Nibco and of the Lutheran Faith.

Debbie's favorite pastime was shopping for Diamonds. It wasn't unusual for her to spend hours in a store searching for just the right one. She found that her grandchildren were the sparkling diamonds of her eye. She and her husband Ray loved to eat breakfast at the Waffle House. Being born and raised in a military family, she loved to travel. Like all families she enjoyed the hustle and bustle around the home until Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer, or the Steve Wilkos Show came on TV. Steve Wilkos was her favorite because he was so real. At this moment everything came to a halt and there were no interruptions allowed until the shows were over. Her and husband Ray also loved riding on their motorcycle when able to get away.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Lee Darst.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony "Ray" Ireland of the home; children, Amy Michelle Wilson and her husband, Steve of North Platte, Nebraska, Heidi Nicole Bowman Hall of Brookland, Arkansas; grandchildren, Hannah Wilson of Cabot, Arkansas, Hallie Wilson of Kearney, Nebraska, Mackenzie Wilson of North Platte, Nebraska, Collin Diehl, Callie Diehl and Cadee Diehl all of Brookland, Arkansas; sister, Darla Dee Darst Herring and husband "Butch" of Ponca City, Oklahoma; niece, Amber McCormick Butler and husband Rob of Jonesboro, Arkansas; nephew, Dustin McCormick of Ponca City, Oklahoma; and a host of friends.

A visitation will be held Tuesday evening, September 1, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Cobb Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverend Dennis Fitzpatrick officiating. There will be no burial services. Condolences for the family may be expressed online at