Obituary: Thelma Norene (Phillips) Deckard

December 23, 1926 – October 29, 2019

Thelma Norene (Phillips) Deckard, 92, of Bedford, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born December 23, 1926, in Monroe Co., she was the daughter of Carl and Edna (Stewart) Phillips. She married Opal Dale Deckard on November 20, 1943, and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2017. She was a
homemaker and attended Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Philip Dale Deckard, and wife, Sharon, of Bedford; a grandson, Carey Dale Deckard, and wife, Janelle, of Bedford; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Voorhies and husband, Austin and Meredith Elaine Deckard; a sister, Loretta Maddox, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Elmer, Harold, and Robert Phillips, and two sisters, Lavonia Deckard and Norma Douglas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bruce Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hanson Cemetery Trust Fund.

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