Obituary of Debra Salami

Debra Sue Salami, age 64, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Joplin, Missouri.

She was born June 16, 1955, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Will Henry Sharp and Alta Marie DeMoss Sharp.

Debra graduated from the Ft. Scott High School and later received an Associates Degree in nursing from Crowder College.  Debra worked in various area nursing homes; most recently facilities located in Springfield and Joplin.

She enjoyed working and in spare time liked to go to garage sales.

Survivors include four sons, Maurice Davis (Veronica), of Frontenac, Kansas, Mohammed Salami, Jr. and Gary Davis, Jr, both of Joplin, Missouri and Gabe Sharp II, of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren, Madison, Harper, Meghan, MeKenna, Jwaun, and Alexus and three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Denise and Jordan.

Also surviving are her mother, Alta Sharp Cummings, of Ft. Scott, Kansas; a brother, Kirk Sharp, of Ft. Scott and two sisters, Margaret Holt, of Joplin and Zsa Zsa Williams, of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her long-time companion, Walter Adams as well as her father, Will Sharp and her sister, Karen Young.

Following cremation, a graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 9th at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Debra Salami Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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