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Maxine Decker
Maxine DeckerCookMaxine Decker, 94, formerly of LaRue, died Tuesday morning November 10, 2020 at the Heartland of Marion.

She was born June 12, 1926 in Anneta, Kentucky to the late Slaten Carroll and Stella (Lashley) Willis, she was also preceded in death by her husband Howard Decker, they were married December 21, 1940 and he died June 12, 2001, also preceding her in death was a son who was killed in Vietnam, William Bernard Decker, siblings: Pete, R.A., Rudolph, Coy and Leslie Willis and Ferena Blatteoux
daughter-in-law: Marilyn Decker

Maxine was of the Baptist faith. She was a cook at many restaurants in the area, including the Plaza Inn, Star Lanes and the Back Forty which she had owned and operated. During WWII she had worked at the Ammunition Plant in Illinois.

But her true calling in life was being a MOM, she was mom to 13 children and grandma to 185. Although her life was not always easy, she made sure her family was always loved and had enough. She will be missed!

Surviving are her children: Ron Decker of Kenton, Royce (Donna) Decker of Burlington N.C., Wendell (Karen) Decker of Prospect, Ken (Gail) Decker of Pueblo, Co., Bruce (Tinna) Decker of LaRue, Bryan (Gail) Decker of LaRue, Bob (Julie) Decker of Rantoul, Il., Gerie (Wayne) Boyd of Richwood, Rita (Brian) Montgomery of Bluffton, Debbie (Bob) Lawrence of Kenton, Mary (Rodney) Armstrong of New Bloomington and Kathy (Joe) Politte of Plant City, Fl.

Siblings: Roy Willis, Danny Willis, Gary Willis and Betty Hardin

Public graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Monday November 16, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Agosta Cemetery, Pastor Tim Pasma and Chaplain Ernie Lyons will officiate.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, (everyone is asked to take covid precautions)

Memorial gifts may be made to the Charity of the Donors Choice

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Agosta Cemetery

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#1 from: Lynne S Ledley
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Gerie, my sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mother.  Thoughts and prayers are with you.

#2 from: Christie Hunter
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 11:59 AM

My heart goes out to all the Decker family. I have known your family most of my life. I will never have as great of chicken pot pie, as your Mom made.
Hugs& Prayers

Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 2:35 PM


#4 from: The Costeas
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 2:45 PM

very sorry for your loss

#5 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 6:16 PM

Maxine was truly a fine lady, loving mother, and a true friend.  To her loving family - always remember the good times you all shared together.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Librarian 1965-1996

#6 from: Betty Harden
Wilmington, NC
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Proud and honored to have had you as my sister.  Though years and miles separated us, love knew no boundaries.  You will forever be missed and loved.  Fly high with the Angels!❤️❤️❤️

#7 from: Matt Appelfeller
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Oh good gracious! Rest in peace good woman, The Lord knows you deserve it. Tell Howard I said Hi, please.

#8 from: April williams
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Wendell and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mother prayers to all of you.

#9 from: Wendy Crabtree
La Rue
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:11 AM

Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a nice lady. 185 grandchildren! Phew

#10 from: Suzanne Patterson
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:21 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I knew Maxine from the Civic Center and Community Apartments,  I last saw her when the Kitchen Band played at the Nursing Home, she still looked the same and smiled the whole time. What a long, wonderful life she has had with her loving family.

#11 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:32 AM

To the family of Maxine.  Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.

#12 from: Rona penix
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:38 AM

So sorry to her of your motherís passing  my prayers and thoughts are with you God. be with you

#13 from: Melinda Favre
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 12:37 PM

So very sorry. Please know the whole family is in my prayers and thoughts.

#14 from: Gene and Judy Freshcorn
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Keeping all the Decker family in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathy

#15 from: Joseph Derringer
Bullhead City, AZ.
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 5:17 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family.

#16 from: Tiffany Allegree
Marysville, OH
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:41 PM

I am saddened to see the passing of Maxine. I cared for her several years ago at Heartland. I loved to chit chat with her and was amazed she raised 13 children! I have thought of her often through the years. Maxine is definitely someone I will never forget!

#17 from: ROY WILLIS
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:59 PM

So sorry for the loss of your mom and my sister she will be sadly missed by her family and friends . She is reunited with the love of her life Howard May she rest in peace in GOD'S hands.

#18 from: Ernie Lyons
Marion Ohio
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Such fond memories of a great lady who faithfully attended every Sunday Church service at Heartland for MANY YEARS, being my Spiritual cheerleader

#19 from: Debbie Lawyer
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:19 AM

I remember Maxine fondly. Always so nice.  Condolences to the entire Decker family.

#20 from: Rodger & Judy Jones
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM

To know maxines children, you would know maxine, she was a great loss. Although her journey is complete on earth she has left a part of her here in each one of them. Her pain is gone and she can now rest where every day she will look down and check on them eternally. Our memories of you will always be blessed and never forgotten. You are and will always be remembered. Rodger & Judy

#21 from: Douglas Shuck
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 12:32 PM

The Shuck family was very sorry to hear of Maxineís passing.
She was a wonderful friend to our mother, Betty at Heartland.  They became close and their friendship, conversations and laughter help sustain each other over the years spent together.  We always enjoyed our visits to mom and Maxine.  She always had a few funny comments to share.
The Shuck family

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