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Deloris Jean Decker

Graveside services for Deloris Jean Decker, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Union Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Decker passed away at 1:16 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Ozarks Medical Center.


She was born April 2, 1941, in Ozark County, Missouri, to James Everett and Virgie Newton Croney.  Deloris was the fourth of six children.  On November 4, 1960, she was married in Douglas County, Missouri, to Ralph Eugene Decker, who preceded her in death July 22, 2011.  To their union two daughters were born.  Deloris was a Christian, having been baptized as a young adult and was a member of the Brandsville Church of Christ for over sixty years.  She was a seamstress and had worked at The International Shoe Factory, Angelica, Barad’s, Regal Beloit and The Linen Closet.  She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; the highlight of her day was watching and spending time with her babies.  She was an active member of The Busy Hands & Stitchers Group from the West Plains Senior Citizens Center.  Deloris loved going to local dances, playing bingo, Mexican train and putting puzzles together.


She is survived by two daughters, Anita Peoples and husband, Larry and Karen Yarbrough; five grandchildren, Catlin Dale Yarbrough and wife, Kelly Jo, Ethan Dakota Yarbrough, Trista Decker and husband, Justin, Renita Decker and husband, Robert and Dalton Peoples and fiancé’ Bobbi Busbey; nine great-grandchildren, Lydia Hergesheimer, Anna Sue Rose Barton, Shyla Raine Barton, Rylon Eugene Ellison, Peyton Riley Ellison, Colsen Jackie Wayne Ellison, Carlos Gabriel Comstock, Wesson Dale Yarbrough and Remington Jo Yarbrough.


Her parents, husband, one great-granddaughter, Serenity Nicole Barton, three brothers, Noel, Boyd and Bobby, two sisters, Doris and Wilma and one son-in-law, Dale Yarbrough, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Union Hill Cemetery or the West Plains Senior Citizens Center and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences July be expressed at