Debra Ann (Green) Rocha, of Niles

Debra Ann (Green) Rocha, 62, was born Jan. 7, 1956, in Niles, to Marvin and Mary Green and passed away Oct. 19, 2018, in South Bend.

She grew up in Niles where she attended Niles High School with many friends. Debra was known to her friends and family as Debbie and had six children and was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family and enjoyed camping and cooking outdoors.

While growing up, Debbie was the oldest of four sisters and had four brothers. She was always the one to take care of the other sisters and was loved and respected by all her siblings.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin C. Green, of Niles, brother Terry A. Green, of Niles, and husband Joe Rocha.

She is survived by her mother Mary A. Green, of Niles, brothers Robert C. Green, Ricky L. Green, and Gregory S. Green, of Niles, sisters Katherine J. Harrel, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Lisa M. Green, of Niles and Tina E. Green, of Niles, and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

During her life, she enjoyed traveling to several states where she also lived at various times including Michigan, Indiana, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Later in life, Debbie found the love of her life, Joe Rocha and the two were wed until Joe passed away in Lafayette, Louisiana.

A small cremation service has taken place for Debbie and there will be no public memorial service.

Debbie will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Cass County

Cass County works to expand broadband access

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township passes 2.25 percent millage increase

Berrien County

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

Cassopolis

Cassopolis awards preliminary marijuana licenses

News

Niles police chief looks forward to continuing work with city, two departments

Cass County

North Pointe Center class partners with church for cemetery cleanup project

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

Cassopolis

Cass County to partake in annual Crop Hunger Walk

Brandywine Education

Performing Arts Workshops launches memorial fundraising campaign

News

Court of Appeals rules secretary Benson acted lawfully in mailing absentee voter ballot applications to registered voters

Dowagiac

SMC welcomes new dean of business, advanced technology

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks to host annual Guys & Dolls Golf Outing

Cass County

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

Berrien County

MSP traffic stop data reveals need for deeper study

Berrien County

Ballard staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Cass County

Two arrested on meth charges in Pokagon Township

Berrien County

Lakeland Heart and Vascular earns testing reaccreditation by IAC

News

Court of Appeals: Absentee ballot mailers were lawfully distributed

Cassopolis

Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries helps families in need during pandemic

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 113,863 cases, 6,623 deaths

Berrien County

PACE of Southwest Michigan celebrates National PACE Month, anniversary

News

City of Niles to begin hydrant flushing on Sept. 21

Giving

Niles Salvation Army hosting virtual fundraiser

Business

New furniture chain ready to serve Michiana