Deborah Grace Seyler, 69, of Rockford, IL died at 2:37 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, following a sudden illness. She was born September 6, 1950 in Olean, NY. She was the daughter of Pastor James W. and Margaret A. (Seitler) Burford. Deborah and her family moved to the Rockford area in 1964 where she lived the rest of her life as a Rockford resident. She is survived by her brother, James "Chip" (Ruthann) Burford, niece, Ann (Kevin) Glick and their three children; her sister Rebecca (Delaine) Koch, niece, Jessica (Brandon) Stafford and their two children. \n\nDeborah had a Masters in Education and dedicated her life to teaching and library science. She spent the majority of her career in the Durand Public School District, where she formed life long friendships with faculty members\n and the Durand community.\n\nCremation Rites to be Accorded. McCorkle Funeral Home - Durand Chapel 101 Main St Durand, IL assisted the family.\n\nIn lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Illinois Doberman Rescue, Nature's Classroom of Durand, IL and Durand Community School District 322 and sent to PO Box 165, Durand, IL 61024.