DEBRA R. ALDRIDGE passed away at age 58 Tuesday November 10, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband Kevin, children, Scott (Will), Bryan (Trisha), and Colin (Anna) Aldridge, granddaughters Kaylee and Kinlee Aldridge, sisters Shirley (Steve) Brewer of Normal, IL, Connie (Barna) Lukacs, and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her mother Pauline and father William Simpson and brother William Paul Simpson. Born October 4, 1957, Debra was raised in Ottawa, Illinois. She received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from North Park and Judson College in Human Relations and Education. She married Kevin Aldridge July 26, 1980. They had three children, Scott, Bryan, and Colin. Debra loved to read and was an active member of every church she belonged to. She loved her dogs and cats, but more than anything she loved her family and friends. She was a devoted and loving person who changed the lives of everyone she encountered. She was kind and supportive and an excellent example of how to live a life of passion and grace. She was also really cool, like the time she wore a blue skirt, a red blazer, and a Depeche Mode t-shirt. She would let Scott stay out all night working on theatre productions for his high school. She would quickly forgive Bryan for setting the kitchen and bathroom on fire. She took Colin to the movies and sat through everything from Italian neorealism to Pineapple Express. She made Kevin paint and decorate a Where the Wild Things Are playroom for her grandchildren. She was also ferociously funny. All that met her agree that it was an honor knowing her. There will be a viewing at Hill Funeral Home Friday, November 13 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, and a service Saturday at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the James Cancer Research Fund.