Doris Mae Decker

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

Southhaven, MS


Doris Mae Decker, 92, of Southaven, Mississippi, and formally of Galva, Kansas passed away at 11:57 p.m., Tuesday, June 11th, peacefully, at DeSoto Healthcare Center, Southaven, Mississippi, after several stays in the hospital. She was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ to be with her husband, Red. Doris was born in rural Galva, Kansas, on May 17, 1921, the daughter of the late Lena B. (Unruh) and Frank Rudiger.

Doris attended and graduated from Lone Tree Country School, rural Galva, Kansas. She was a member of First Baptist Church McPherson, KS, and was a past member of the O.U.R. Sunday School, Class and was currently a member of the Fidelis Class.

Doris was a homemaker and business partner along with her husband Vernon aka Red Decker in Decker Repair and Decker Ditching, Galva, Kansas.

Doris Mae Rudiger was united in marriage to Vernon Red Decker on February 18, 1940 at McPherson, Kansas. He died on August 9, 2003. The young couple established their first home together near Galva, Kansas.

She is survived by -
Sons: Dausie D., husband of Carol Decker, of Hernando, Mississippi
Darrell D., husband of Barbara Decker, of Fort Worth, Texas
Tony G., husband of Shirley Decker, of Independence, Missouri
Daughters: Winette J., wife of Ronald Whitlock, of Topeka, Kansas
Debbie, wife of Richard Dilling, of Ecru, Mississippi Brother: Galen, of Newton, Kansas
16 grandchildren
33 great-grandchildren
3 great-great grandchildren

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Red Decker; sisters, Francis Nickel, Susie Klatt, Pauline Smith and Irene Ratzlaff.

Family will welcome friends in a time of sharing on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the East Room at the First Baptist Church, McPherson, Kansas.

The graveside Service will be held at the Empire Cemetery, rural Galva, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 with son-in-law, Pastor Richard Dilling officiating.

Family request donations to The Gideon Bible Society and may be sent in care of Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid Street, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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