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Rev Delaware Taylor Decker
Birth: Oct. 4, 1878
Decatur County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 22, 1919
Cedar Bluffs
Decatur County
Kansas, USA

On Saturday afternoon was buried at the Oberlin Cemetery one of Decatur County's most respected citizens. Rev. Dell Decker, known to all the people of the northern part of the county and whose death brings only regrets to all that knew him for he was greatly loved and had the confidence and esteem of the whole community in which he lived. One never had to inquire where he stood upon any of the moral questions of the day. He was fearless in his championing of the right as he saw it and he never wavered when put to the test. He believed in righteousness and clean living and his example will ever be remembered as a shining light to those that care to enquire the way of true morality.
Some two weeks before his death he had been operated upon for appendicitis and the operation had been put off to long and the physician told him at the time that his was a serious case. He however rallied for a week and it was thot (sic) that he would pull thru but at last the tide and gradually grew worse until death came to his relief on Thursday, May 22nd.
It really seems too bad that a man so well qualified to do good in the world should be taken away just in the prime of life (he was only 41). He was needed in the family and in the community in which he lived but he is gone. We shall miss his kindly greeting. The church has lost one of its ablest champions, the family a loving father and husband.
The funeral was held at the Cedar Bluff's church on Saturday. Sermon by Reverend Fred Witham of Rexford who had been a warm personal friend for many years."
Name and date of paper unknown. From Linda Ueland
Family links: 
  James Isaac Decker (1853 - 1938)
  Martha Priscilla Everett Decker (1854 - 1923)
  Elsie Mary Englehart Decker (1884 - 1956)
  Zenas Englehart Decker (1902 - 1980)*
  Pansy Elizabeth Decker Chapman (1905 - 1999)*
  Frances Esther Decker Blackwell (1908 - 1987)*
  Lulu Alberta Decker Hunt (1910 - 1995)*
  Della Pearl Decker Merrill (1913 - 2005)*
  Minnie Anne Decker Barnes (1874 - 1925)*
  Mary Elma Decker Cochran (1876 - 1963)*
  Delaware Taylor Decker (1878 - 1919)
  Ira Freeman Decker (1880 - 1944)*
  Chester G. Decker (1884 - 1947)*
  Bertha Lavina Decker (1886 - 1886)*
  Addie Agnes Decker Thomas (1887 - 1980)*
  Ernest Oliver Decker (1890 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Oberlin Cemetery
Decatur County
Kansas, USA
Created by: C Stoppel
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53496153
Rev Delaware Taylor Decker
Added by: Jeanne Hinds
Rev Delaware Taylor Decker
Added by: Jeanne Hinds
Rev Delaware Taylor Decker
Added by: Jeanne Hinds
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