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