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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Debra L. Frenchie, MD

April 22, 2021

Dr. Debra "Debbie" Frenchie was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on December 5, 1962, to Paul Frenchie and Shirley Vaughn. She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, her stepfather John Bartlett, her stepmother Roseanna Frenchie, her brother Andre, her sister Fay, and her uncles Marvin and Perry. She attended Rosati-Kain High School and graduated class of 1980 from University City High School. She furthered her education at Washington University and Washington University School of Medicine in 1993 attaining her Doctorate in Medicine. Debra spent over twenty years practicing medicine and specialized as a Nephrologist. She practiced in various hospitals for many years before venturing out to open her own practice, Chronic Kidney Disease Center serving St. Louis and Alton, Illinois. Debra confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and practiced her faith in the Catholic Church. Debbie, as she was lovingly called, loved to bake and cook for family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews teaching them about life and encouraging them to pursue their aspirations. She found fulfillment practicing medicine and helping others. She had a love for books, film, and politics. She enjoyed learning about new topics and traveling. Debbie strived to be able to pass down her knowledge and experience to the younger members of her family. She believed in hard work, fun rewards, and loved a good conspiracy theory. Debbie was a loving and caring sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was always willing to give and help others in any way she could. She departed this life on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Deborah leaves to cherish her memory: her siblings Pierre, Byron (Jackie), Tracey, Tammy (Alex), and Dana (Emory) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. View obituary »