Obituary: Virginia May Deckard

May 29, 1929 – October 28, 2022

Virginia (Ginny) May Deckard, 93, of Bedford, passed away to go home to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord, and Savior, at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at her home, surrounded by family.

Born May 29, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mary Fay (Young) Hicks. She married Dale B. Deckard on September 4, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2010, after 61 years of marriage. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School class of 1947. She retired as an Instrument Mechanic from Naval Weapons Support Center in 1989 after 21 years of employment. She was an active member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly and loved her church family and church activities. Her hobbies through the years included reading, gardening, mushroom hunting, motorcycle riding, traveling, watching IU basketball, working puzzles, and eating out.

She so enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she loved her outings and shopping with her best friend, Darlene Hudson. Her advice was “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and “Stop and smell the roses.”

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Corbin, and husband Bruce, of Bloomington; her son, Terry Deckard and wife Peggy, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Jonna Deckard, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brandon Deckard (Nikki), Whitney Harrison (Toby), Brian Corbin (Missy Devillez), Amy Silvernail (Steven), Jerod Jennings (Chelsey), and Ryan Deckard; eleven great-grandchildren, Griffin and Anna Deckard, Blayne, Brylee and Braylen Harrison, Joel, Eli, Zachary, and Isaiah Silvernail, Maritt and Elouise Jennings; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; her son, Dennis Dale Deckard; sister, Roberta Young; brother, Stanley Eugene Hicks; and a half-sister, Matilda Selph.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st, and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, all at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s memory to the Apostolic Faith Assembly.

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