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Rev Delaware Taylor Decker

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Rev Delaware Taylor Decker

  • Birth 4 Oct 1878 Decatur County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 22 May 1919 Cedar Bluffs, Decatur County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 53496153

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

  • Created by: C Stoppel
  • Added: 10 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53496153
  • Jeanne Hinds
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Delaware Taylor Decker (4 Oct 1878–22 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53496153, citing Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by C Stoppel (contributor 47103244) .