Debbie L. Dyke Townsend

EAST PALESTINE – Debbie L. Dyke Townsend, 53, of East Martin Street, died Saturday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus.

Born Aug. 8, 1959, in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Lyda (Stahlbock) Dyke.

At one time she was a nurse’s assistant.

Her husband, Scott Townsend, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, James and Joshua Artrup, both of East Palestine; four daughters, Sara Kuhlman of Columbiana and Jennifer Townsend, Amanda Cope, and Jamie Artrup, all of East Palestine; 13 grandchildren; a brother, William J. Dyke of New Waterford; and a sister, Kathy J. Evans of Negley.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with the service at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home (