Lois Jean Matthews Decker
LAKE BALBOA, Calif. – Lois Jean Matthews Decker, died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012, in her son’s home in California, with him by her side. She had bravely battled cancer for 14 months, never complaining.
She was born May 29, 1935, to Mae and Herman Matthews. She graduated from Glasgow High School second in her class and turned down a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky to get married and start a family. She was a devoted wife and mother. Jean was a hugger and very generous with her time and many talents. She was artistic, a seamstress, a square dancer, a roller skater and a cake decorator. She loved poetry and theater. She retired from Meidinger where she worked as an actuarial consultant. Upon retiring, she became an energetic volunteer. She served as a board member and secretary for the AIDS Education Coalition. She was a charter member of the AIDS Services Center Coalition. She was instrumental in the Louisville AIDS walk for nine years. She had also served as board treasurer and secretary with the AIDS Interfaith Ministries (AIM). She received numerous awards for her outstanding community service.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mae and Herman Matthews; her sisters, Louise Vance and Ruth Hendricks; her brother, Doug Matthews; and her husband, Dale Decker.
She is survived by her brother, William Matthews, of Bowling Green; her daughter, Marsha Decker, of Louisville; her son, Doug Decker, of Lake Balboa, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, May 18, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, in Louisville, Ky. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 10:45 a.m. A graveside service will be attended by friends and family members at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery in Glasgow, Ky., at approximately 1 p.m. (CDT).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to AIM of Kentuckiana Inc. or a charity of one’s choice.
Lois Jean Matthews Decker
Earl Wayne Harper, 80, of McLain, Miss.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Harper Cemetery in Horse Cave.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Doris A. Thompson, 57, of Munfordville
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brooks Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brooks Funeral Home, with Brother Mac Adwell officiating.
Interment will be at Mount Beulah Cemetery, Munfordville.
Bobby Eugene Simmons, 78, of Austin
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Goad Funeral Home with Brother Tim Eaton officiating and burial in Fountain Run Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home.
Sandra Kaye Bragg, 58, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Wilton Ray King, 75, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Brother John Osgatharp officiating.
Visitation is Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 6 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.
Margie Ann Dice, 70, of Horse Cave
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Allen Seminary Baptist Church, 100 Knob Church Road, Hardyville.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the church, with Rev. Stanford Dixon and Bishop Allen Dice officiating.
Interment will be at Allen Seminary Cemetery, Hardyville.
Grace Sikes Curd, 93, of Eighty Eight
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Marvin Wayne Jones, 55, of Park City
Mr. Jones chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.
Leroy Bellamy, of Cincinnati, Ohio
Visitation will be Tuesday at Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine St., Carthage, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m.
James Elbert Walker, 87, of Kissimmee, Fla.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tompkinsville
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Old Mount Herman Cemetery.
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