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
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Harry James Hayes, 86, of Bowling Green
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, at Christ United Methodist Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church
Geneva Christine England, 87, of Edmonton
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Walter Earl Kinslow, 90, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday from 7 a.m. until time for the service.
Alma Ruth Allen, 83, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Earl Kinslow, 90, of Glasgow
Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
Michael Franklin, 46, of Fountain Run
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Fountain Run Funeral Home, with burial in Old School Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday after 8 a.m. until service time.
William Gobel Shaw Jr., 79, of Glasgow
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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