Neva Loy Decker

May 1, 1986                  Pontiac Daily Leader

                    Neva Loy Decker, 96, a lifelong resident of Fairbury and a member of her church choir for more than 50 years died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1986 at Fairbury hospital.  There was a private burial in Graceland cemetery, Fairbury.  Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Presbyterian church of Fairbury, Rev. Galen Schwarz officiating. Mrs. Kay Davis of Strawn was organist. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, had charge of arrangements.

Miss Decker was born March 08, 1890 at Pontiac, a daughter of William B. and Emma Foster Decker.

            Survivors include nieces and nephews, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Miss Decker was a member of the First United Presbyterian church of Fairbury where she sang in the choir for a half century.  She was a member of the Women’s Circle of the church, the 20th century club and the Sorority Club of Fairbury.

          Miss Decker appeared in many of the plays that came to Fairbury’s old Opera House and was an avid dancer and chorus member in many of the musicals of that era also.  Memorials may be made to the church.


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