Sergeant Deborah Sue Keserauskis, age 66 of Greenville, passed away at 9:28 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Greenville First Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Tyson Graber will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.
Deborah Sue, the daughter of Betty Jean Gregory and Richard Owen Barbee, was born March 22, 1955, in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Deb attended the local schools in St. Clair County, Fairview Heights area and graduated from Belleville East High School. She attended Kaskaskia College, graduating with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Deb attended and graduated from Belleville Area College Police Academy Session 42, in 1989.
Deb started her law enforcement career in St. Elmo, Illinois. She was hired as Greenville’s first female Police Officer in 1990, and retired as a Police Sergeant after 30 years of service with the Greenville Police Department in 2020.
During her extensive career as a police officer, she served as a D.A.R.E. Officer, Field Training Officer, a Juvenile Officer, a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Certified Open Water Diver. She was involved with the ChiPS Child Identification Program, Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run, Muscular Dystrophy Association “Lock-Up” and the Greenville Police Association.
Deb enjoyed traveling and vacationing in Florida with her close friends. She loved being on the beach and developed an interest in marine life. Special trips with travel groups took her to Great Britain and the Holy Land.
Deborah and John William Keserauskis were united in marriage and later divorced. She is survived by two sons: Jason and wife Kelly of Beckemeyer, Illinois and Toby of rural Carlyle, Illinois. Loving grandmother to Abigail, Addilyn, Alyssa, Madison and Brynlee. Deb is also survived by her brother Richard Owen Barbee II and his wife Cathy.