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Barbara Decker

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Barbara Dianne Cooper Decker 1928-2012 Barbara Dianne Cooper Decker, 84, passed away at home on March 13, 2012. She was born in Connellsville, Pa., on March 13, 1928. She was the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Frederick Cooper and Glenna Peterson Cooper. She was married to Dan Theodore Decker who preceded her in death in 1982. She is survived by her sister Glenna Joanne Rosenzweig of Orleans, Mass., her sons Donald Decker and Dana Decker of Louisville, Ky., and her daughter, Amy Decker Hulsey of Greenwood, Ind., and 3 grand-daughters. Barbara was a retired special education teacher in Jefferson County, a volunteer at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and a long-time member of Christ Church Cathedral. She was an avid lover of music, gardening, architecture, and nature. She was a gifted writer and seamstress and always enjoyed lively conversations about politics and current affairs. She will be missed by her friends and family. FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 421 South 2nd Street, Louisville, on Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. with a reception following. The Very Rev. Mark Bourlakas will officiate. Her ashes will be interred in Stockbridge, Mass., this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Hosparus Louisville or Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral, Louisville.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 16, 2012
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