Debra Leigh McElroy Raper, 42, daughter of Jack and Bonnie Harmon McElroy, was born March 22, 1963, at Green Bay, Wis. She died July 29, 2005, at her home after a fight with cancer.She graduated in 1981 from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kan., and earned her bachelor’s degree in management systems in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Rolla.She was initially employed by the university as a web developer and later as an applications development manager.She married Stephen A. Raper Nov. 22, 2002.She was a member of the Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George E. Harmon, Carrie E. Harmon Bennett, Richard Lacey McElroy and Lena Pearl McElroy.Surviving are her husband of the home in Rolla; two daughters, Hannah Isabel Raper and Lacey Elizabeth Raper; a stepdaughter, Shelby Marie Raper; parents of Houston; and sister, Pamela Ann McElroy.Services were Aug. 1 at the Salem Avenue Baptist Church with a brief graveside service at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “

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