Joyce A. Decker

October 27, 2016

Joyce A. Decker 74 of Frankfort, Ind., passed away at 9:50 a.m. October 27, 2016 at SHC Parkwood, Lebanon, Ind., after an extended illness.  Joyce was born July 16, 1942 in Canton, Ohio to Robert O. & Mary (Miller) Wade.  She was a 1960 graduate of New Philadelphia (Ohio) High School.  On May 23, 1964, she married Gary L. Decker at the First Baptist Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio and he survives. Joyce was secretary at Marlite Corp., Dover, Ohio after high school. Later, during her husband’s time of service in the U.S. Navy, she worked as a stock broker assistant at the Investment Corp in Norfolk.  Following the years in Norfolk, Virginia, she was with I.D.E.A. Education Research in Melbourne, Fla., a part of the Kettering Foundation.  In 1971 she moved to Frankfort when her husband accepted a position with the former Unilectric, Inc.  Joyce was a very kind and caring person.  She had a way of being your conscience without offending. She was generous with time and possessions and her memory will remain in our hearts.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Chuck Williams will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Following the burial, a light lunch will be served for family and friends, upstairs, at the American Legion, Post 12, 451 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort, Ind.

Survived by:

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter, Jessica L. (Fiancé, Logan Mirto) Decker, of San Francisco, Cal., 4 brothers, Terrance L. (Jennifer) Wade of Dayton, Ohio, Timothy L. Wade of Palm Bay, Fla, Lindsey R. (Kellie) Wade and Kevin R. Wade both of Mason, Ohio, 3 sisters, Cynthia J. (Sam) Padgett of Dover, Ohio, Janice E. (George) Koster of Palm Bay, Fla., Robin M. (Kent) Miller of Colorado Springs, Col., a long time dear friend, Roxy Ann (Phil) Birge of Frankfort, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

her parents, sister-in-law, Kyoko S. Wade and nephew, Brian Keith Wade.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Joyce A. Decker”

  1. Denny and Joyce Kanatzer November 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Gary and family, so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. They meant so much to Jessica and I.

      ~Gary & Jessica

  2. Heather Sanders November 1, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Gary & Jessica,

    So sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. Thinking of you both.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you Heather, we very much appreciate it. Hope you and yours are well.

      ~ Gary and Jessica

  3. Tricia Flahive November 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Aunt Joyce will forever remain in my heart as a sweet, gentle and caring lady who loved to laugh. She was my early childhood role model and I loved spending time with her, Uncle Gary and Jessica at every chance – so many happy memories! She’s joining my mother Kiko and brother Brian in that next place. Our condolences to her family and friends – you are in our thoughts and prayers. A donation to has been made in loving memory of Joyce Decker. May she rest in peace.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      It’s so wonderful to hear from you, and thank you for the beautiful sentiment. We just spent some time with Ryan, your dad, and the rest of the “crew”. You were missed and hopefully we get to connect again before too long.

      ~ Gary and Jessica

  4. Hilary Richards November 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Jessica and Gary. My thoughts are with you and your family. Joyce will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you Hilary, and hope you are well. Joyce always felt you were a kind and intelligent woman.

      ~ Gary and Jessica

  5. Kristi November 1, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Giving my love and prayers to the whole family.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you Kristi, it’s so good to hear from you. Hope you and your family are well.

      ~ Gary and Jessica

  6. Ann Marie Comignaghi Brannen November 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Gary and family, we are so sad to here of Joyce’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Ann Marie,
      Thank you for the kind words and prayers. They meant so much to Jessica and I.
      Hoping you and your family are well.

  7. Leigh myers (wickes) November 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    My thoughts are with you Gary and Jessica. I’m sorry for your loss.

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Hello Leigh Kim, it’s wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for your thoughts.

      ~ Gary and Jessica

  8. Sharon Watchbaugh November 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Gary, so sorry about Joyce ! I could not make it at her showing because of eye surgery but I am thinking of You and Your daughter !

    • Gary Decker November 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you so much for the condolence. It meant a lot to Jessica and I.
      Hoping your surgery went well and you mend quickly.

      – Gary

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