Deborah Ann (McGraw) Orff

February 18, 1952 ~ October 20, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Deborah Orff Obituary

Deborah Ann (McGraw) Orff, 70 of Sheridan, passed away on October 20, 2022, in Lebanon.

She was born on February 18, 1952, to the late Edwin F. and Louise A. (Layton) McGraw in Indianapolis.

Deborah graduated from North Central High School, Class of 1970. Upon graduating high school, she attended Central Beauty School and earned her master’s license in cosmetology. Debby found joy doing hair, but she had a deep love for animals prompting her to open Debby’s Pets. Debby’s Pets was open for several years where Debby enjoyed making many families, and pets, happy. After Debby’s Pets closed, she went to work at Marsh Supermarkets preparing lunches for all of her regular customers. Debby ended her working years retiring from Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity where she assisted college students around the world.

Debby enjoyed arts and crafts. She would spend hours tole painting and crocheting. Many of Debby’s tole paintings were sold at local boutiques and art shows. She found much delight in crocheting blankets for family and friends, many of whom still cherish these today. When Debby’s children were young, she coached Sheridan Recreational Soccer for several years. She was also a Girl Scout Leader with the JoSheWe Service Unit. In Debby’s downtime she loved playing games and cards, especially with her grandchildren!

The most important thing to Debby was her family. She leaves behind her devoted daughter Jenny (Andy) Stites, she was a loving grandmother to Norah and Frances Stites and Keaton Orff. She was a proud sister to Gene Moss and Vicki Nail.

Preceding Debby in death is her beloved son Charles “Charlie” Orff, her brother Michael McGraw, and her sister Patty McGraw.

Debby’s celebration of life will be held on Thursday November 17, 2022, at The Sheridan American Legion Post 67 on the 2nd floor located at 406 E. Tenth St. Sheridan, Indiana 46069; Where family and friends are invited to gather from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a short service at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Roxie’s Pet Food Pantry in Sheridan, or you may bring pet food, pet supplies, or make a monitory donation at Debby’s celebration of life. She wanted everyone to laugh, share memories and enjoy a couple of her favorites, so tacos and margaritas will be served. Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence, or share a memory at

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November 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
K.V. Elliott American Legion Post 67
410 E. 10th St.
Sheridan, IN 46069

Celebration of Life
November 17, 2022

6:00 PM
K.V. Elliott American Legion Post 67
410 E. 10th St.
Sheridan, IN 46069


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