Deborah Kern Volavka

December 24, 1951 ~ April 16, 2017

Debbie (Kern) Volavka passed away on April 16, 2017 in Wheeler, Texas at the age of 65.

Debbie was born on December 24, 1951 to Carl and Wanda Kern in Winfield, Kansas.

Her mother passed away when she was 3 years old and she moved to Caldwell to live with her grandparents, Curly and Opal Kern.

Debbie graduated from Caldwell High School with the class of 1971.  She married Dennis Lile right out of high school and they had a son, Jason.  She later married Garold Volavka and they had a son Jody.  After the death of her husband Garold, Debbie moved to Texas where she had various jobs and enjoyed crafting in her spare time.

Debbie is preceded in death by her mother, Wanda and husband, Garold.  She is survived by her sons, Jody (Jessica), Jason; 3 grandchildren, Dilyn, Dakota and Dru; her father, Carl Kern; half sister, Michelle and half brother, Shawn.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Natalie Dixon-Crewell officiating.



Jason, Jody, Jessica and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can do, we are just a phone call away.

So sorry to hear of your loss.  Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.


I hadn't seen Debbie in years, but remember her well. We had lots of fun together while in school. Her laugh was amazing. We made our own snow days! LOL