Survivors include one son, Robert Lee Decker and wife Sharon, Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Diane Pearl Mellenbruch and husband George, Fort Scott, Jacqueline Kay Deer and husband Carroll, Fort Scott, and Gloria Jean Thompson and husband Mel, Orrick, Mo.; one brother, Hubert Allen Rhodes, Fort Scott; and one sister Marjorie Catherine Bailey, Fort Scott. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Rhodes; and one grandson, Paul James Decker; as well as her parents.
Hospice Chaplain Jeff Owen will conduct graveside services at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until leaving for the cemetery at 12:15 p.m. Memorials are suggested to either Community of Christ Church or Hiattville United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.