Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Decker, 82, of Quincy, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday (May 17, 2013) in her home. Born June 7, 1930, in Quincy, Mary was a daughter of Wilbur Elmer and Hazel Gertrude Ferguson Smith. She married Glenn E. Decker on Dec. 31, 1954, in Quincy. He survives. Mary loved Jesus and was strong in her faith as a member of Faith Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed sewing and bluegrass music, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family. Mary and Glenn were active for many years at the Colony Flea Market. In addition to her her husband, survivors include a son, Rick Decker (Jan) of Mendon; two daughters, Debbie Decker and Glenda Ragar, both of Ewing, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, Monty Ray Decker of Maywood, Mo., Rusty Decker (Chrysi) of Maywood, Denise Mewes (Jimmy) of Quincy, MaryBeth Howerton (Brian) of Hurdland, Mo., Erin Ragar of Ewing, Glenn Decker (Beth) of Lewistown, Mo., Jennifer Ragar of Knox City, Mo., Ryan Ragar of Ewing, Jeremy Cheesbrough (Julie) of North Platt, Neb., Scott Cheesbrough (Jennifer) of Mayock, N.C. and Ty Cheesbrough (Ashley) of El Cajon, Calif.; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Stanbridge of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Decker was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gene Smith; a sister in infancy, Dorothy Mae Smith; and a niece, Gena DeWitt. SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, with the Rev. V. Lee Amsler conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and before the services Wednesday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to the James Cary Cancer Center. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 19 to May 21, 2013